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theseus75

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I'm new to Linux, but impressed thus far. I'm running RedHat 9 on a new pc, but I want to install Win Xp Pro and have it as a dual-boot system. Should I add a completely new HDD or is it pretty easy to partition space for Windows on the same HDD? If so, how do I know where to put GRUB or LILO to make sure I can select which OS to go with at start-up?
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theseus75

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Also, can I do the install from the Linux interface or do I need to do it from start-up? I tried inserting the Win Xp Pro disk and it said that it couldn't read the execute file, but I didn't have more than a couple of minutes to play with it.
 

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I am not an expert, but I know you can partition a HD to accommodate XP and a Linux OS. I have done that. Linux should come in the last partition. My arrangement is: C= XP; D= programs; E= Data files; F= Linux (blank right now). I also understand that Linux needs the format to be FAT32 if you are to utililize the programs and data files that XP works with. All my partitions at FAT32. Please consider this just a friendly reply from someone who, as I said, is not an expert. {redoak}
 
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