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Old 02-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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how to install linux on my laptop


I need help instaling linux on my laptop. I am leaving a link here for you to see what kind it is I barely remember the specs but i remember it had a 50-60 gigabite hd. and theram was in the megabytes. the name is Averatec not sure of the model type, sorry.

HERE:
http://www.ergonomicpoint.com/comput...tec_av3270.jpg
 
Old 02-01-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function that may save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question.

With over 4 million posts to search it's possible the answer has been given.

First off, If you want to keep windows or be able to install it (M$win)

make sure you keep the recovery partition intact,

If you only have the one OS (M$win) installed at present, on one harddrive partition

you will need to defrag win first.

Check out how much free space you have,

using your favourite GNU/Linux distribution dvd/cd-rom create new partitions in the free space.

You'll need a (arguably) swap, root and home partitions.

Make home the biggest, swap may be about the size of physical ram or more (up to 2 gig).

hope this helps, Glenn
 
Old 02-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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If it can boot from cdrom drive. Try using a Live CD first.

http://www.livecdlist.com/

Being a older computer. I recommend running as a
live session


http://www.swiftlinux.org/

because it won't be on the live cd list.

To burn a live cd in Windows I recommend

http://www.imgburn.com/

After running a live session and making sure internet connects, sound works, etc......

You can worry about installing Later.

Other recommends is AntiX,Slitaz, Puppy,Lubuntu,Knoppix or Crunchbang.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 09:09 PM   #4
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the name is Averatec not sure of the model type, sorry.
Doesn't it say on the bottom or something?
 
Old 02-01-2011, 11:47 PM   #5
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Gparted-live-cd to resize windowsxp partition
Then install os to free space.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 05:43 AM   #6
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Gparted-live-cd to resize windowsxp partition
Then install os to free space.
Why does he need to do it in 2 steps, if any Linux distro can do partitioning in installation process?
 
Old 02-02-2011, 05:50 AM   #7
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You can do it in 1 step on installation cd, I just choose to make it 2 so that there are less chances that a person make a mistake and just choose to install to the wrong space.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 05:55 AM   #8
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You can do it in 1 step on installation cd, I just choose to make it 2 so that there are less chances that a person make a mistake and just choose to install to the wrong space.
Fool-proof!
But user can still choose wrong partition when running installation. You don't know how inventive fools are!
 
Old 02-02-2011, 06:02 AM   #9
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No you don't. But usually the select free space.
Last year I made a 40gig paper weight. jan 2010.

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