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Old 04-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
sonic6765
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Question install Linux on a dell 4550


Was wanting some guidance from some of you experts. i was given a dell dimension 4550 with windows xp that came installed on it. My question is this, can i install the Linux distros on this machine without having windows on it at all or does dell have some type of code embedded in the BIOS to where you can only install windows on it. i only ask because i had a dell 2300 that i tried to just install Linux on and it wouldn't load or anything until i had reinstalled win xp back n it again. i just want to make sure im not missing anything when i try this again. thanks for any guidance.
 
Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Yes it is possible to install linux distribution on Dell Dimension 4550 and if you have never installed linux before then you can go off with OpenSuse which will be good for your this machine. OpenSuse will be easy to install on it. It will be more easy to use partition magic to remove your windows partition and install OpenSuse.
And what is the hardware configuration of this machine?

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does dell have some type of code embedded in the BIOS to where you can only install windows on it.
No there is no code embedded in BIOS.

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply. it has
P4 CPU 2.0 GHz
1 gig of ram
32 meg ati video card
along with the other normal stuff on the board. i will be putting in larger hard drive in it after while.
 
Old 04-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #4
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It's fine, then you can go with OpenSuse.
Good Luck!
 
Old 04-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. Put hard drive right in and it worked right off.
 
  


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