I’m new to Linux and would like to learn it. That is why I install coLinux. But the instruction takes a Linux Guru to understand.

I have this dual boot machine from my company with RedHat distribution. However, the instruction of converting distributions must take a Linux Guru to understand.

Can you help me? I greatly appreciate it.


Here is my disk partition result from diskpart.exe. How do I know which partition is RedHat?




DISKPART> list volume


  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info

  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------

  Volume 0     D                       CD-ROM          0 B

  Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     18 GB  Healthy    System


DISKPART> list disk


  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt

  --------  ----------  -------  -------  ---  ---

  Disk 0    Online        37 GB      0 B


DISKPART> select disk 0


Disk 0 is now the selected disk.


DISKPART> list partition


  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset

  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------

  Partition 1    Primary             18 GB    32 KB

  Partition 2    Unknown           1028 MB    18 GB

  Partition 3    Unknown           1028 MB    19 GB

  Partition 4    Extended            18 GB    20 GB

  Partition 5    Logical             18 GB    20 GB






Here is the my default.colinux.xml :


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


    <!-- This line needs to point to your root file system.

             For example change "root_fs" to the name of the Debian image.

         Inside coLinux it will be /dev/cobd0 -->

    <block_device index="0" path="\DosDevices\c:\coLinux\root_fs"

    enabled="true" />


    <!-- This line can specify a swap file if you wish, or an additional

         image file, it will /dev/cobd1. Additional block_devices can

             be specified in the same manner by increasing the index -->


    <block_device index="1" path="\DosDevices\c:\coLinux\swap_device"

    enabled="true" />


    <!-- bootparams allows you to pass kernel boot parameters -->



    <!-- image allows you to specify the kernel to boot -->

    <image path="vmlinux" />


    <!-- this line allows you to specify the amount of memory available

         to coLinux -->

    <memory size="64" />


    <!-- This allows you to modify networking parameters, see the README

         or website for more information -->

    <network index="0" type="tap" />




Thank you.