I apologize if this has been answered already, but i am a complete beginner to linux and i'm really frickin confused. I am trying to install RedHat 9.1 on a dell xp machine with about a 50GB hard drive. I downloaded the isos for discs 1-3 from linuxiso.org, all verified. I used partition magic to resize the NTFS partition to about 30GB and made new swap and linux ext2 partitions with the remaining space. The partitions were ordered: NTFS, SWAP, ext2. I told partition magic that i would install linux immediately after creating the new partitions. Everything went well until i ran redhat setup. It couldn't read the hard drive, and i can't boot windows normally now either. I used knoppix live to get the system up, and am using it now. All partitions are readable and i don't notice anything missing. However, on hda2, the linux partition, there is 5GB used and an empty folder called lost and found. Is this a windows folder? I read something about linux having to start in the first 1024 cylinders of memory, which i doubt it is right now, but i would like to be able to at least boot windows. Let me know what i did wrong and how to fix it and get the dual boot running.