after hearing bad news (like win xp wont boot, data loss, etc. ) from my classmates after they installed fedora or knoppix, i really dont have the guts to install it also (for fear that it might happen to me as well: i cant afford to lose all my data in my HD. they're my life!
). However, since our professor required us to install a linux OS for our shell-script programming project, we have NO choice but to install it.
I have an existing Win XP, and a 20 gb hard disk, that still has 4.19gb free space. I have a 256 mb ram and a pentium 3 1.2 ghz processor. What do I need to do before installing knoppix (just to let you know, this OS is only temporary, after this programming project, I want to have my Win Xp back
and all my data intact ) ? How do I run this Knoppix or just boot it from the cd rom? Pls guys, I really need your help.. Hope you could help me..
Thanks in advance!