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    I just installed RedHat 7.0, quite a few challenge thing, but I managed to overcome those (one time got a bug report message & several times halted and was monkeying, trying to get to GUI)
    Well, now I could use login choosing between Gnome or KDE.
    Have to say "wow" RedHat is really impressive! Very inituitive!
    Here are some questions, please help

    1. I'm trying to dual boot between Windows98 and RedHat.
    Linux is on a logical partition, if choose to boot from that partition, the system didn't comply (and on the Linux drive, only 2 files). So I have to use the floppy disk (which was created when installation), but that's inconvenient.
    How could I get Linux boot from HDD (or better, dual boot system of Partition Magic 5.0)

    2. The graphical interfaces of KDE and Gnome are really cool.
    However, why it's so big? I tried to find the place to resize the screen (resolution/color depth), but couldn't find! Tried Xconfigurator, but didn't seem to work.

    3. What is X window? Is it another interface like KDE/Gnome?
    Since in my school terminals (I believe they use Unix), I remember that it's X-Window and text commands are used most of the time, not graphical stuff like Gnome/KDE

    Newbie in Linux world! Please show me the way!
    Great thanks
    - Son Nguyen
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    There is LOT'S of X window managers, check http://themes.org
    they got links to most popular.
    To changer resolution, run:
    XF86Setup, as root, not in X.
    Good luck.

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    Oh yeah, about partions...
    There a app called lilo, it's a LInux LOader, which is installed by default. It will do the job better then
    buggy $$$ magic or whatever.
    Just run:
    liloconfig

    and add winblowz partion and linux partion, name them, put
    like 10 sec to wait before it will boot to default os.
    hope this helps.
    good luck again.


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