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Old 11-10-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
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hi, i need help with this i would like to know if you can put linux on a system that already has winxp installed, and if you can how do you do that thank you

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Old 11-10-2003, 09:30 PM   #2
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yes, you can do this.

1, Using the safe way, find partition magic and do partittion for your new linux
2. Insert your linux cd, make sure you boot from cd
3. Follow the guide step by step.

This is what i do two years ago, and work like a charm

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Old 11-10-2003, 09:31 PM   #3
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this question has been asked, and answered a million times...
click search at the top right of this page, and search for "dual boot"

happy reading.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 09:32 PM   #4
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You sure can.

To do it may be a bit of work if you don't want to lose
you windows XP set up though.

You will have to do something called "re-partitioning"
your harddrive.

To install linux download and burn a cd image
you can get one from www.linuxiso.org
put it in your cdrom drive and it should boot
follow the on-screen instructions from there.

I reccomend redhat or mandrake for a beginner.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 09:42 PM   #5
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hey logicgb . how do i do that if i cant get to my cd burner thing , i messed up that part of my puter pitting in upgrade frwinxp instead of full version cant get it back
 
Old 11-10-2003, 09:57 PM   #6
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Does your floppy drive still work?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:02 PM   #7
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yes floppy drive works
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:12 PM   #8
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Do you want to keep your windows XP installation?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:23 PM   #9
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yes,the win xp has diskpart instead of fdisk like win 98 is that a problem
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:24 PM   #10
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hey i had the linux on my other computer it had win98
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:33 PM   #11
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can you still do it with the diskpart,
 
Old 11-11-2003, 09:53 AM   #12
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I've never used diskpart,
but if it allows you to resize partitions
and/or make partitions then yes you
can.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:39 AM   #13
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i have to figure out where it is first, or i may hook up my other computer it works in the win98 or it did before,thanks for the help btw
 
  


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