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Old 02-22-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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help with install


i want to install linux lycoris version but i dont want to over ride xp pro simply beacuse im totally new to linux and i dont want to hav to reinstall xp again if i dont like linux.

so what do i do to install linux with out deleteing windows? so i can use both on the same hard drive.

ps. i am totally new to linux

thanks
 
Old 02-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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check out my answer in this thread, http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...985#post773985
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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i downloaded the file and burned the image to disk then when i try to install i get to a bit where it says LIZARD (i think) then waited and waited and nothing, i let it run for 2 hours and it did nothing.??
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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You don't have to install it over XP, they can co-exist. My personal experience is that you want to run Redhat first, as it's been a fairly easy-to-config distro on the dozen or so systems I've rolled it onto.

Either use Partition magic, clear out some space and put linux on that way, or rebuild/repartition your drive. If you end up not caring for Linux, you can reformat that partition from Windows.

You can either install the boot loader (Grub or Lilo) on your MBR, or - if you want to just "check it out", install it to a floppy. If your hard drive's MBR stays Windows-managed, you can simply pop in the disc if you want to boot to your Linux partition (and have less of a headache afterwards if you decide not to use it).

Hope that helps.
 
  


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