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Rrohit rakesh upadhyay
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hello, my computer dual boots with kali linux and windows 8.1 pro,now i want replace kali linux with red hat linux.I am a newbee in doing such thing(dual booting,replacing one distro with another)can anyone tell me how to do it?will i need to erase both windows 8.1 pro and kali for red hat?i would like to retain my windows and dual boot with red hat linux


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It probably is the same way when you installed the second operating system. I'm not sure about how red hat installs, but with Ubuntu, it just shows the already existing partition that has Windows and you could then drag enough space for Ubuntu.
 
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ok,so while installing red hat if i get a list of existing partitions all i need to do is install red hat inthe partition acquired by kali linux without having to reinstall or remove windows,right?
 
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You can have as many different distros and versions of Linux on your machine as you can spare partitions for. If you want, you can tell the Red Hat installer to wipe out the Kali partition and re-use it for Red Hat OR you can install Red Hat into a partition of its own.

Actually, it goes further than that, since although the /boot directory needs to be in a distinct partition, the actual Linux kernels and installations can be in LVM Logical Volumes. With a little care, the same /boot can be used with more than one copy of Linux.
 
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Good to know that .Thanks Tim and Joe
 
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