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Old 02-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
anthony_mack
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dual booting backtrack4 and windows 7


Hello,

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 with backtrack4. I am having trouble with the linux partition. I do not want to lose my windows operating system. I want to make a partition just for linux but i am not familiar and it is complicated. I am a computer networking student and trying to learn linux. Can someone please help me?

Thank you kindly,

Ant
 
Old 02-25-2011, 11:46 PM   #2
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Exactly how far along are you? What problems exactly are you having with your Linux partition? Does it boot, or do you still need to install it?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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Stop. Since you ask then don't dual boot. A much better way would be to install a free virtual machine and then use it to learn how to use linux. You would have to really work to bork your windows with a virtual machine. The only way I know of is to use partitions as vm's. Maybe shared folders and a virus.


Backtrack is a poor learning tool in my opinion. It is made by hackers for hackers and could be used to do illegal things. It may have use to a very well trained user or a technical user that has a need for the tools. Law enforcement or even system admins could use the tools.
 
  


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