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Old 12-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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i am new to linux but i want to know about linux.
1. I am using win 7, Can i install linux in other partition. If so how.
2. where i can have more about linux?
 
Old 12-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Hmmm---In 2009, you asked basically the same question and got 47 replies. Most of that is still relevant.

The basic procedure:
1. Backup any important data.
2. Resize the windows partition to make space for a Linux partition, then create the Linux partition. I favor using the GParted Live CD for this step.
3. Go here: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major and pick a distro. Follow the link to a download site and download the iso image
4. Use the iso image to burn a CD or DVD.
5. Boot from the CD/DVD and follow directions

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2. where i can have more about linux?
Here.......
 
Old 12-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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thanks pixellany
so quick to reply
thanks again
 
Old 12-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #4
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if you just want to learn how is the feeling with linux you
no need to install that linux, just download livecd and burn images
then boot the cd with that, the linux desktop come out
and play with that
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:26 AM   #5
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The better option would be.. installing it(linux)as a vm(virtual machine).

Just google it. you'll find many ways to do that.


Good luck.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #6
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Can i install linux in other partition.
If that phrase means you already have another partition, then you should delete that other partition leaving unpartitioned space.

Do not install Linux in a partition created by Windows.

If you don't yet have that other partition, it is best to use the disk manager inside Windows to defragment and then shrink the existing partition, leaving unpartitioned space. Then let the Linux installer create the partitions it wants from that unpartitioned space.

If you want to shrink the Windows partition a lot, before defragmenting/shrinking it you need to go into
System Properties
-- Advanced
-- -- Performance Settings
-- -- -- Advanced
-- -- -- -- Virtual Memory Change
And select "no paging file"

After shrinking the Windows partition, you need to go to the same place to undo that change. I think a reboot is required each time you change the page file settings.

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The better option would be.. installing it(linux)as a vm(virtual machine).
That might be better. Depends on the machine and on the reasons for wanting to try Linux.

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boot the cd with that, the linux desktop come out
and play with that
Using a Linux liveCD (or a Linux installer CD in its liveCD mode, which most have) is certainly easier than installing Linux in a partition. It might be a better way to start. One drawback that doesn't get much mention is that a liveCD tends to have odd stalls of several seconds when nothing seems to be happening. An experienced user understands what is happening, but a beginner is never sure whether what he just tried was so wrong that it does nothing vs. what he tried was correct and he needs to wait a few more seconds for results.

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2. Resize the windows partition to make space for a Linux partition, then create the Linux partition. I favor using the GParted Live CD for this step.
I disagree. I think those are two steps not one and should be done in different places. Use Windows to shrink the Windows partition. Use Linux to create Linux partitions.

I'm sure it often works to use GParted to do the whole thing together, which means you save several reboots. But I have also seen GParted hang up trying to shrink a Windows partition. I think it is safer to use Windows to shrink Windows.

Last edited by johnsfine; 12-02-2012 at 08:13 AM.
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #7
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Here is a great site that has detailed tutorials on dual booting Ubuntu + Windows7: http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html
And here is a great site for getting started with Ubuntu: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
Ubuntu was the first Linux that I used, and I still recommend it to Linux beginners.

Write back if you need more help.

Last edited by tommcd; 12-02-2012 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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I disagree. I think those are two steps not one and should be done in different places. Use Windows to shrink the Windows partition. Use Linux to create Linux partitions.
And I disagree with your disagreement...... GParted does a fine job of resizing, creating, deleting partitions.
 
  


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