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partha6794:
EASY METHOD OF DUAL BOOTING :
Hi , it is the easy instalation metho windows & Fedora ( especially for newbie).
It's assume that there are no os in comp. comp. is blanck.
I have done it wihout using partition magic. It canot delete or create partion correctly , but it is shown partition create or delete properly.That's why i would suggest manual partition with fdisk.
1.If you want to install win98 . insert boot floppy / bootable win98 disk in floppy /cd rom  drive.
2.then hit enter “ start computer with cd rom support”
3.then At the prompt a:\ just enter the command: fdisk.
4.then press y if you want to make partition greater than 2GB otherwise press
“N” & hit enter .
5.then hit enter “ create primary Dos partition”
6.make new partition .
7.active it .
8.restart comp.
9.format the new partition.
10.make extended Dos partition.
11.active it.
12.make logical dos drive
13.restart comp.
14.format all new partition.
                                         
15.At the prompt a:\ just enter the command: win98
16. then At the prompt win98:\ just enter the command: set up.exe
17.then it will start install automatically.
18.if you want to install windows NT /2003 & XP you can install in any logical Dos drive. insert windows disk & mention the hard drive where you want to keep it.
19. If you want to install only WINNT/2003/XP . just create partition with above method & install it. Alternatively you can create partition by using windows 2000/2003 /xp disk.
20.Now install linux by following mehod .
Configure your bios settings to boot first from the CD drive.
Insert the first Fedora Core 3 CD and reboot your machine.



At the boot prompt hit enter.
Hit enter for "ok" to test your CD media or right arrow key and enter to skip this test. (I recommend testing your media to determine if your CDs are properly burned.)
Click "next" at the "welcome" page.
Click "next" at the "language selection" page for default English.
Click "next" at the "keyboard configuration" page for default U. S. English.
Select "custom" on the "installation type" page. Click "next".
Select "automatically partition" on the "disk partitioning setup" page. Click "next". If you elect to manually edit your partition with Disk Druid, double click on the partition, select the "swap" file type, and configure your swap space size to equal about twice your computer's physical memory size. Double click on the remainder of the partition to configure it as a Linux ext3 file system. At minimum you must designate this remaining space (probably /dev/hda2) as the root "/" partition mount point.
Select "keep all partitions and use existing free space" on the "automatic partitioning" page. Click "next". ( if you want to make automatic partition)
Click "next" on the "disk setup" page.
If are dual booting Windows and Fedora Check the "other" check box on the "boot loader configuration" page. Click "edit". Type "Windows" in the "label" box and uncheck the "default boot target" check box. Click "ok".
Click the "default" check box next to "Fedora Core" to make it your default boot operating system. Click "next".
Leave "eth0" and hostname "automatically via DHCP" on the "network configuration" page. Click "next".
Leave "enable firewall" selected on the "firewall configuration" page and click the check boxes for "ssh", "http", "https", "ftp" and "smtp". Leave "Enable SELinux" "active". Click "next".
Click "next" at the "additional language support" page for default "English (USA)".
Click on the map for your location on the "time zone selection" page. Click "next".
Set your preferred root password on the "set root password" page. Click "next".
You will see a message "reading package information".
Scroll down the "package group selection" page and click in the "everything" box under "miscellaneous". Click "next". (There has been some criticism from some quarters regarding the fact that I recommend doing an "everything" installation. From my point of view there are several good reasons to do so: 1. There are many wonderful packages in a Fedora Core "everything" installation including a web server and all the packages needed to make it work with modern scripting language support. [I describe how to set up a web server with all the bells and whistles below.] Installing everything supplies the novice with a huge Linux playground containing thousands of great programs to explore. 2. If you install everything there will be no question that package dependencies and inter-dependencies are met. Everything will be there and everything will "just work" if you follow the yum and apt guidelines below. 3. Why not install everything? In this day and age bandwidth and disk space are cheap and plentiful.)
You will see a message "checking dependencies..."
Click "next" on "about to install" page.
Click "continue" to get to the "installing packages" page. You will eventually be prompted to insert the remainder of the installation CDs. (It took about an hour to install "everything" on my system.)
When the installation is complete remove the last CD and click "reboot" for the first boot screen.
Click "next" on the "welcome" page.
Click the appropriate radio button to agree to the license agreement and click "next".
If you are already connected to an "always on" LAN or broadband connection click on the "network time protocol" tab, click in the "enable network time protocol" check box, click the down arrow in the "server" box, select "clock.redhat.com" , click "add" and click "next".
On the "display" page select your preferred screen resolution and color depth based upon the capabilities of your monitor. Click "next".
On the "system user" page choose a user name (in lower case, not "root"), a full name (any case), and a password for that default user. Click "next".
Click "play test sound" on the "sound card" page to test your sound system. Your should hear three chords in sequence. If you don't you can try to configure your sound card later. Click "next".
Click "next" on the "additional CDs" page.
Click "next" on the "finish setup" page.



N.B. : BIOS configuration:
1.Hit “delete” at the starting time ( after just on switch)
2.on there you have to set BIOS configuration.
1. first boot device----cd rom( if u have boot from floppy then keep it 1st boot devices)
2. 2nd  boot devices ----- HDO
3. 3rd   boot device   ------ floppy
HARD DISK PIC ( APPOX):dev/hda
device          start           end               size           type
hda1              1               1275              1001        Ntfs
hda 2          1276            1288             102          ext3
hda 3          1289             4865           28059       LVM PHYSICAL VOLUME

                                       In addition to that swap , root partition will create .it is appox 251 MB. * 1001 is the partition  size.it is arbitary . it is depends on installer.

Miscellaneous  
1.Linux only support FAT32 & NTFS Partition.
2.another way to  create partition
The third way to make room for Linux is to create a new partition for Red Hat Linux on the hard drive being used by the other operating system. If Windows Explorer shows only one hard drive (C:), and you do not want to add a new hard drive, you must partition the drive. After partitioning, Windows Explorer will see a smaller C: drive; and, when you run the Red Hat Linux installation program, you can partition the remainder of the drive for Linux.
A number of non-destructive third-party partitioning programs are available for the Windows operating system. If you choose to use one of these, consult their documentation.




                  I think it is easier for newbie.
 
                                                                                                partha

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