Re: novice question: Installing RedHat Linux onto WinXP machine
From: nessuno (nessuno_at_wigner.berkeley.edu)
Date: 2 Aug 2004 09:18:51 -0700
email@example.com (David) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> "cj" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<fPONc.firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > Hello, all:
> > I have a WinXP Dell machine and would like to install Linux onto it in such
> > a way that the machine could have dual boot into any of two OS.
> > Is it possible without loosing the WinXP installation? What would be the
> > correct way to undertake it?
> > Thank you,
> > <cj>
> You will have the option during the install. Just use something
> like partition majic to shrink you windows partition before the linux install.
> Also consider installing a newer linux..like fedora..mandrake..etc
> since redhat home linux installation is not supported by redhat
> anymore (except as its replacement fedora)
> Best of wishes and luck!
Just wanted to add that Linux can read from but not write to your
Windows partition, assuming it is NTFS. If you want Linux to have
both read and write access to your Windows data, you can use the Fat32
Conversely, as far as I know, there is no facility within Windows for
either reading or writing to standard Linux file systems, such as ext3
I have never tried these things, but based on what I have read, the
above is correct.