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Old 11-29-2002, 02:10 PM   #1
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Question Linux on a Windows machine


Hi,
I am familure t with Partition Magic boot partiion tool, but my question is this. I am currently runnning Linux on an old machine with a 4 gb HD and 4 mg video card. The other machine I have is an AMD XP 1300 with 512 memory, 32 mg video card, and two CDrom drives one a DVD and the other my Writer.
I want SAFELY install Linux on the 60 gb drive.

I think I should run PM first then partition say 20GB for Linux on it and leave the rest of my drive NTFS.
My question is that if I do this wil Linux see the partition I want it on?
Thier is some information yeet I do not want to lose on the HD and it is XP.

What are the groups ideas on this?
I know I will burn CD's for backup incase something goes wrong.

Let meknow what you guys & gals think.

Thanks
 
Old 11-29-2002, 02:47 PM   #2
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I did exactly the same thing on my XP laptop and all went smoothly. Mandrake knew exactly where to live.
Good luck.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 05:52 PM   #3
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DAMN IT!!! (excuse the language) there is no such thing as a Windows machine. There are Apple machines, there are alphaserver, there are proliant but not windows machines... you can call them IBM - compatible machnes.... WINDOWS JUST IS A NAME OF AN UNSTABLE, UNTRUSTABLE, UNCOMFORTABLE, TOO SWEET OPERATING SYSTEM.
 
  


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