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Hello! I am looking for a complete step by step guide on how to get my system to dual boot Red Hat and Windows 8. I tried doing this a ...
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    Question Dual boot Red Hat & Windows 8


    Hello!

    I am looking for a complete step by step guide on how to get my system to dual boot Red Hat and Windows 8.

    I tried doing this a while ago with Ubuntu and succeeded. However the Windows boot folder ended up on a drive that I only want for storing files, while the Windows system ended up on another drive. So I deleted the Windows boot folder using Ubuntu and then rebuilt the bootmgr with the Windows installation disc. This resulted in none of the operating systems booting. I have since tried reinstalling them both(Ubuntu and Windows) but I only get the one I install the latest to boot.

    My partions currently look like this:
    Drives.jpg

    My aim is to, instead of Ubuntu, install Red Hat on the 51.45Gb partion, which currently has a non-bootable Ubuntu. This might not be of any problem, but I want my Windows system to still boot.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Windows 8 requires two primary partitions. First partition ( around 300 MB ) for boot files and second for OS files. I would suggest you to recreate partition structure of your Hard disk and install Windows 8 first. Leave space for Linux before starting installation.
    Unplug second Hard disk during Windows 8/Linux installation or disable it in BIOS.
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