Attempting to install Redhat Linux 6.2 installation over windows XP
I am new to Linux . I just enrolled in a linux essentials class.
I have a REDHAT linux 6.2 installation disk the instructor gave me for a 32 bit machine. I brought a used Dell with
Windows XP already loaded on it. How would I install that LINUX redhat installation disk on the already existing Windows System.
At first I was thinking of using a dual boot system (having both windows and Linux). Bear in mind when I went to Disk managment to check, the windows is on the c:> and I have 32gig. There is no D:>
1) DO I have to reformat the windows on the c:> (reformat option) and then install the Redhat CD
2) Can I just try to install it with the linux installation disk, and during the install, will Linux automatically remove the Windows OS.
Not sure what to do. But as I'm thinking I don't really need to have the windows on that pc, because i did buy the old Dell to use exclusively as a Linux machine for class and homework.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.