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Old 11-15-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Can i download linux with vista?


I have a Toshiba laptop A200 can i download linux operating system with windows vista.now i have vista bauilt in i want both of them vista&linux.is there any problem if i installed linux.it will support my system.

my system configurations are
Intel centrino duo 1Mb ram
120 GB Hdisk
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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ps reply back the solution 4 me as son as possible i would like 2 download red hat linux
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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There should be no problem downloading any versions of GNU/Linux with vista. There are many guides and how-to's to help you dual boot GNU/Linux & vista. There's one here: http://apcmag.com/node/5162/
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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The problem with Vista is that it checks the MBR when rebooting, there are ways to get round this and plenty of info on google:

Heres another link:
http://desktoplinux.com/articles/AT2094892904.html
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:44 PM   #5
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You shouldn't have any problems

I had a XP and Vista dual boot system (2 partitions, one for each) originally, i then freed up 40gig using partition manager, and installed linux in that free space

Dont think theres much stopping you, just be careful during the install as you dont want to accidentally mess up windows and have to reinstall that, not that ive ever done that before *cough*


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Old 11-15-2007, 02:46 PM   #6
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I s there any problem with installing red hat linux with vista?

can i download redhat linux with vista? is there any problem with installing red hat with vista? ps help me.the drivers will support my laptops.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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I honestly can't say, I'm a Linux newbie myself

I installed an old version of SuSe on my "reasonably" new laptop a while back and it picked up everything ok

with a new Redhat distro its more than likely to work on your laptop out of the box

Give it a go!

J
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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You can also try a live cd (Knoppix, Ubuntu). You can run linux from the live cd to see how well your system is supported.

It things go well, surely you can download RedHat and install it to your hardware.

(Perhaps RedHat also provides some form of live cd, I do not know).
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:55 PM   #9
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can i download redhat linux with vista?
Well, yes. Why wouldn't you be able to? You're just downloading files, Windows isn't going to care (or know) what they are. Also, I assume by "Red Hat Linux", you're talking about Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If, however, you actually do mean Red Hat Linux (i.e. version 9 and earlier), please download a newer version (like Fedora, or RHEL), because all the releases of Red Hat Linux are now past their end of life and so won't receive any support or updates.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #10
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Yes you can download linux with vista, its like downloading any file. Make sure you download the .iso image file. After the download is complete you will want to burn and Image, dirrect your burning software to the .iso and burn the Image.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 04:19 PM   #11
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Give a Live CD Distrobution a try first, then you can decide wether or not if Linux is for you.
 
  


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