Linux project - dual boot w/dv editing from n00b
hello. I am a total n00b here so be nice...
Add linux (possibly Redhat) to my XP box.
2.533 Ghz, 2-120 GB hard disks (master/slave), Master is 65% full, slave is used for Adobe DV projects and is currently empty. Both drives are formated NTFS
1GB, Firewire, DVD+/-RW
XP Home edition, MS wireless keyboard/mouse hooked to USB KVM - 1 usb port used on machine for Keyboard/Mouse connection.
I want to set aside 15GB somewhere for Linux
1) I have determined through research that I would do best by partitioning my currently empty second drive (slave) with 15GB for linux, should I use something like Partition Magic to acomplish this? Once I have installed linux on the second disk do I have to do anything to my primary hard drive to dual-boot?
2) Has anyone used Cinelerra and if so, what has your experience been?
since I want to try DV editing in Linux, can I use space on the non linux partition of one of the Hard disks to store DV with it being a NTFS drive?
3) I may also try aliaswavefront maya for linux (though I'm having a hard time finding the personal learning ed. for linux). It states that software requriremnets are RH 7.3 or RH 8. Would there be a problem with RH 9? - This is provided I can find or order a PLE.
4) What are the risks of loosing data on the XP side?
5) Will my keyboard and mouse plugged into my USB KVM work in linux? It is just the same as having a USB keyboard and USB mouse plugged into 1 USB port (I think).