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Bluestormtrooper

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#1 10 years ago

I haven't yet gotten a definite answer, but i'd like to dual boot Red Hat Fedora and XP. Now, im just confused with how to actually get Fedora. There is an ISO, yes, but then what do i do with it? And what does it do? Is there a simple way to dual boot? This is my first time with anything Linux, so pardon me if i just asked a stupid question. I also hope to eventually get Beryl.




Bs|Archaon

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#2 10 years ago

An ISO is a form of disc image. Effectively it's a copy of a CD or DVD showed into a file. You need to use a program like Nero to burn it to a CD (or a DVD, most likely). Which option you need to use depends on the burning program; in Nero it's something like 'Burn Image to Disc' or something.

Obviously, you'll need a CD or DVD burner (like I said, probably DVD) and the appropriate blank disc.




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#3 10 years ago
bobaandy;3925015I haven't yet gotten a definite answer, but i'd like to dual boot Red Hat Fedora and XP. Now, im just confused with how to actually get Fedora. There is an ISO, yes, but then what do i do with it? And what does it do? Is there a simple way to dual boot? This is my first time with anything Linux, so pardon me if i just asked a stupid question. I also hope to eventually get Beryl.

You need to burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD and then reboot. Change your BIOS settings so that your CD/DVD drive has priority over your HDD when your booting or nothing will happen.

Most installations will automatically install a boot loader as part of the install process. This will appear when you boot and ask you how you want to boot.

If you have ever done an install of XP then don't worry- any modern version of Linux is so much easier its not funny.

If your interested in Beyrl then I would think it would be better for you to get a distro like Sabayon thats built with it already because while I haven't tried I suspect that installing a new desktop environment is likely to be a little tricky for a Linux novice.




marvinmatthew

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#4 10 years ago

Seeing as this your first dive into Linux, might I recommend a more novice-friendly version of Linux?

Ubuntu would be a great choice.