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Old 10-02-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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installation of linux on vista


hi
i want to install linux in my laptop which is already having a vista on it.so to install linux what are the best possible ways ie(
1.through dual mode
2.vm ware
3.external hard drive
help me as soon as possible..
thanks
 
Old 10-02-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Welcome ro LQ

I would suggest to start with vmware.
Find out if you like it, then learn to work with it.
Later you can go to dual boot.

Good luck

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help me as soon as possible..
You better don't use this kind of sentences.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 01:53 AM   #3
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so i have to create a new partition for vm ware and how much space it requires to install vm ware.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 02:08 AM   #4
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There's nothing like the real hardware experience. So I always suggest dual-boot. It's easy these days, the installer for most distros will handhold you through the process of resizing your partition and making room for Linux. About 10GB should be enough for a start.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 03:43 AM   #5
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so i have to create a new partition for vm ware and how much space it requires to install vm ware.
If you're going to commit a partition to VMWare, you might as well install Linux on the partition and skip the virtual machine. That would be way faster and better overall.
 
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Maybe.
I need to run 'doze on occasions, and I like to have Linux and OpenSolaris available at the same time. Personally I use VirtualBox on Vista, and have a separate partition for the guest image files.
Lots of ways to achieve the goal.
 
  


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