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    Installing more than one version of Red Hat Linux

    I have an older version of Red Hat Linux installed and I want to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 as well so that the system is dual bootable. Does the new installation need to use the existing /boot partition? Are there any special steps I have to do to allow both versions to reside on the same server? I have found plenty of info about installing Linux with Windows, but I can't find much about installing two versions of Linux on the same server.

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    Firstly, you will need a partition for RHEL to go into.
    Install the bootloader to the root partition, NOT the MBR.
    You can use your original bootloader to boot RHEL, just get the kernel name, and initrd.

    There is lots of info about multi-booting on this site, just do a search for multi-boot.
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

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