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Old 12-28-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
Xith
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Installing Linux onto a formatted Windows HD


I've just formatted the HD of the comp that I'll be installing Linux onto using a Windows98 startup disk. I've never wiped a HD and installed an OS onto said wiped HD before, so I was just wondering if it will, well, work. Thanks in advance for any answers or advice. I'm stumbling into a bit of new teritory here.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 08:33 PM   #2
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If your just going to be using Linux, you will need to format the HDD to a UNIX file system format. If you are doing the install off of a CD, just set your BIOS to boot from CD and off you go, it is pretty straight forward from there.

Most Linux OS's these days come with a GUI install (ie: Red Hat) so it's pretty much read, point and click.

Good Luck
 
Old 12-29-2003, 12:37 AM   #3
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Thanks!
 
Old 12-29-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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yeah, and remember that it's not a "windows hard drive" Never was, never will be.
 
  


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