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Re: how to dual boot debian with redhat?

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Joao Ferreira gmail <joao.miguel.c.ferreira@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 16:22 +0430, hadi motamedi wrote:
> Dear All
> On my debian machine, I need to install redhat on one of its
> partitions and so make it dual boot . Can you please let me know how
> this can be accomplished?


the process should be quite straightforward.

1st u need to make sure you have a free partition with no relevant data
on it (partition to instal RH).

then you simply start installing RedHat on the machine and (this is the
critical part) make absolutelly sure you tell the installer to choose
the correct partition (the partition you choose for RH will be formated
and any data in it will be lost).

in the end you can choose to instal the bootloader (GRUB possibly) and
it will detect you have Debian too and do all the magic for you. grub
usually does a very good job finding you other operatin systems and
automagically configuring the dual-boot...

It's usually a very simple process with no expert knowledge involved.

Just make sure you know exactly which is the partition that is empty
when the RH installer asks you to format the disk. you need to be 100%
sure of this. If you're not just power off the machine.

also make sure GRUB (or LILO, I0'm not sure) is installed in the end.
The normal installation process should probably do this for you. Just
read the messages. there should be no problem.

But... just in case... make a backup of all you important stuff in


> Thank you

Sorry. I selected to partition it with Disk Druid but I lost my original installation. Can you please let me know what is the correct procedure for your proposed method to make it dual-boot ?

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