This website describes my experience installing linux (RedHat80) on my Sony Vaio GRZ610 laptop. I provide this information in good faith and the entire risk as to the quality and performance of your Laptop/Operating System is with you. Should this information prove incorrect, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. This process is not for the faint-hearted and assumes you've a reasonable *nix system administrator experience.

RedHat 8.0 Installation
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Redhat 8.0 Installation
I got Windows XP pre-installed on my Vaio GRZ610. This time around I decided to make my laptop dual-boot XP and Linux. Disk Druid has always given me problems with the partitioning, so I decided to try BootIt-NG. BootIt-NG is a shareware, for which you have to pay after 30 days of use. Since, I used it only for a few minutes (for resizing my windows partition), I do not have to pay them. This utility is fairly intuitive to use (for the experienced user) and I recommend it enthusiastically.
I had no trouble with the linux install. I chose to install all the developer's tools, since I intend to use the laptop mainly for kernel hacking. Within 2 hours, I managed to resize the windows partition, install linux and test both the OSes.

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Last updated 03/14/2003