Dual Operating System
I want to install dual operating system. Windows Vista 64 bit and Mandriva Linux 2007. Can anyone tell me step by step procedure. as i did not familiar to install linux.
I have core 2 duo processor with 4 partition of 40 gb each on harddrive. I dont want to install linux on virtual machine.
There's also several threads on here...
Replied to the same thread in newbie.
1.) Defragment then resize your hard drive with windows if you havent already. (Creating free space for linux)
2.) Need at least 2 new partitions (swapfile and install). I would use the linux installer to add new partitions because it will format them for you too. Be careful not to wipe xp though. Would recommend probably around a 1 gig swap partition.
3.) Follow instructions on cd and install. I think is sets up the bootloader menu but am not entirely sure (Have never tried Mandriva).
4.) Reboot and select operating system.
These are the basics. Let us know when you need more detailed info. Hope it helps and Welcome to Linux :).
also duplicate thread:
note: linux generally uses minimally 2 partitions 1 for swap and 1 for the install. You say you already have the max 4 will probably want to resize them or you can delete 2 and let the installer partition them.
Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. I'm closing this thread because the one in Newbie is ever so slightly better placed and the answers there are pretty much the same as in that thread.
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