I need some help deciding on how to set up partitions for dual booting Windows XP and Red Hat LInux 8.0. The last time I dabbled with Linux was a few years ago and I used Mandrake Linux (I think it was like 6.1).
Anyway, before when I fiddled with LInux I remember I had to have a small Fat32 partition to put all the boot files and then put Windows 98 on one partition and Linux on another. I figured it would be that simple, but apparently not.
RH wants me to do some kind of /boot partition and I don’t know if that’s supposed to be IN PLACE OF or IN ADDITION TO a small Fat32 partition.
So anyway, here’s the deal. I have a 60 GB HD and I want to dedicate 35 GBs to an NTFS partition for WinXP and the other 25 GB to RH Linux. My question is 1) What partitions do I create, and in what order and 2) Which OS do I install first?
I would prefer to use Windows XP’s boot manager, but if that’s not possible then I’ll go with whatever RH’s boot manager is.
Thanks for any help anyone can give me!