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Old 11-02-2014, 11:45 PM   #1
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How to install linux on my hardidsk?


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Well i am newbie in Linux. Trying to install Linux in my PC for the first time. Below is what i have tried:

I am using windows XP. So, made a partition in my hard disk of 15 GB in NTFS format.

I have downloaded Desktop147Release-2.iso from linuxISO.org website and burned it in a dvd. I can run it from the dvd.

But how am i going to install it in a partition in my hard disk, so that I don't need to boot from DVD. Plus i want my pc to have dual boot. Please help me out.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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NTFS is a proprietary Microsoft filesystem format - Linux won't (can't) instal to it. Simply delete the partition and leave it as unallocated space on the disk - the installer (that looks like Simplicity Linux) will create partition(s) as needed.
I have no experiencce of Simplicity, and it doesn't look like there is a lot of doco - usually dual-boot will also be handled automatically by the installer.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 02:26 AM   #3
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@syg00 : thanks for your reply. I have tried what you said. Unpartitioned a disk space and left it. Then inserted my linux cd and tried again. But no such option for installation.


Can you suggest me, which linux version to use for my personal pc? which i can install in my hdd.

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NTFS is a proprietary Microsoft filesystem format - Linux won't (can't) instal to it. Simply delete the partition and leave it as unallocated space on the disk - the installer (that looks like Simplicity Linux) will create partition(s) as needed.
I have no experiencce of Simplicity, and it doesn't look like there is a lot of doco - usually dual-boot will also be handled automatically by the installer.

Last edited by shaon.hasim; 11-03-2014 at 02:27 AM.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 06:41 AM   #4
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You could review the link below which has some information on Linux distributions suitable for older computers.

http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ca...=Old+Computers
 
Old 11-05-2014, 01:04 AM   #5
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You could review the link below which has some information on Linux distributions suitable for older computers.

http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ca...=Old+Computers
Thanks for your reply. Can i choose ultimate edition 4.2? What is the minimum system requirement for installation?
 
Old 11-05-2014, 03:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for your reply. Can i choose ultimate edition 4.2? What is the minimum system requirement for installation?
You might find the answer on the UE website.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:30 AM   #7
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Sounds like you may have a low spec computer.

Perhaps look into "Lubuntu" or similar. Stay away from NTFS. Its not a valid Linux file system.

Additionally most if not all installations come with partitioning tools.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #8
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curious, what does this mean '0 down vote favorite' ?

If you have a spare partition, delete it, i.e.,NTFS that you created. Then install to 'unpartitioned space', which is an option you will get from a Debian installation disk and then just install the standard 'desktop' option after partitioning. At the end install grub to /dev/sda

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