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hello!I have windows xp and would like to install red hat 8 on the same pc so that i can have them both on one computer.Is it possible to install red hat 8 without messing with windows?And also would the Acronis disk partitioning program help?All in all i need a way of installing it without messing with windows, has anybody got a way to do it?Thanks in advance.
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Assuming you only have one partition, you'll need a partition editor. QTParted is free, and comes with knoppix. I suggest downloading knoppix, which is just great to have around anyways.
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Would something like VMWare be a solution?
You can run your lunix on a virtual machine, from a file. Even while your XP is still running (well, preferrably, without it VMWare won't run). And when you need some extra OOMPH for a game or so, you can just shoot down the virtual machine.

I don't know how smart the software for partitioning is nowadays, but partitioning a disk with data on it sounds like risky business.
If you were to try it, I'd say, make backups of everything you don't want to lose.

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thanks for the replies.Well i'll try re-installing windows first, when i find the cd becuse i didnt get one with the pc.Anyway, that QTParted is for windows yea?and it can make partitions in windos without reinstalling windows and i can put linux on that partition after yea?One more thing, what is the size of it?
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