I am looking for the best way to create a dual boot on my Red Hat system.
This is a Red Hat 5.3 System for scientific use, and we need to run some Windows software on it for visualization purposes.
What is the easiest way to implement dual boot if Linux is already installed; formatting the hard drive is not an option.
My thoughts were:
- Partition the HD and give Windows a 200GB logical drive
- Install Windows 7
I am probably missing the part where I configure the boot loader.
What is the best way to do this?
As a side note, is there a way to virtualize (VMWARE like) Windows 7 on the Red Hat machine and if so, will that cause a BIG loss in performance? And if so, how much do you think it will be?