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Old 08-18-2002, 03:01 PM   #1
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Question Instaling Linux on Windows XP machine


Um... I wanted to know how to partition my HD and instal Linux on the partition... I want windows to be the main OS... or at least get a screen that asks me what i want to use. If this counts my computer is an E-machine T1150... thanks alot...... Bye
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:14 PM   #2
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ok dude, you just said in another post " well if you think its been asked befpre, do a search" do you not think that just maybe THIS question has been asked a million times already?
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:19 PM   #3
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Well i did a search and couldnt find any relavent information
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:28 PM   #4
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I just need this imformation, cause i want to buy Linux, but i want to know if i can have 2 OS's running, this computer is only half mine... My family wants it to run windows, I want to try Linux...
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:29 PM   #5
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I messed up, i dont mean 2 OS's at the same time...
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:31 PM   #6
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well i seem able to find vast amounts of info...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

hmm, you searched this site did you? looknig at the last ten searches (2 hours) there's not a single relevant search been made for your query, other that the one i just did...
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:34 PM   #7
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You can also check out www.tldp.org which howto's to install Linux alongside Windows.. Check the mini-howto's link for most of the howto's to do this for lots of info.
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:35 PM   #8
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I need an answer for Dummy's... I dont know much about partitioning... or Linux, otherwise i am very good with computers
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:39 PM   #9
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DUDE Tricky, where in austin do you live, I live in Pflugerville... I know it has nothing to do with my question... Um, that website you gave me sounds familiar
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:09 PM   #10
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Yes you can.

The easiest way to do it is to start over. Back up files to elsewhere. Format HD. Partition it in Linux Disk Druid which is in most recent distros. Leave space at the beginning for XP. Install Linux first & lilo on /dev/hda2. Make bootdisk. Then install XP.

# After you installed XP on /dev/hda1
# & Linux with lilo on /dev/hda2
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# Replace /dev/hda2 if need be
#
In Linux open terminal
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
cp boot.lnx /mnt/floppy
Boot XP
copy boot.lnx c:\
edit boot.ini
After multi(0)..., add a new line
C:\boot.lnx="linux"
Reboot
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:15 PM   #11
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so instal linux first, then windows XP
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:18 PM   #12
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no, always windows first.
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:33 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by racecardude14
DUDE Tricky, where in austin do you live, I live in Pflugerville... I know it has nothing to do with my question... Um, that website you gave me sounds familiar
Oh no.. you live like 10 minutes away from me.
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:37 PM   #14
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where in austin do you live... this is not a bad thing...
 
Old 08-18-2002, 05:42 PM   #15
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where in austin do you live... this is not a bad thing...
I live off Parmer Lane...
 
  


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