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if i want to install the lycoris distro on my machine that is running windows XP,(i want to keep XP on it too) will i have to set up a separate partition before i install it or will it set it all up during install??
can anyone here help me??
Distribution: Xubuntu 9.10, Gentoo 2.6.27 (AMD64), Darwin 9.0.0 (arm)
I just had a look at the lycoris page and they want you to pay them before you get to use the iris software database. It apears to be caldera based so you shuld be able to install most caldera .rpms but it looks like the compiler is on a second disk that you might not have. you need a compiler for all sorts of stuff even if your not a programmer. you'll need it to install some things. most distros let you download the full system on .iso files that you can burn for free. slackware, fedora core and debian for example installing new programms with debian is a snap if you have an internet conection. I don't like .rpm based distros anymore (dependancy hell) but you can get apt get(like debians package manager) for rpm for fedora and most of the .rpm based distros.
Distribution: Knoppix 3.9, SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2, Mandrake 10.1, SUSE 10.0, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Home + Pro
No, I fell into that trap, thinking that XP would be safe with Lycoris's partitioning software, and lost XP and all my documents Use Norton Partition magic first (I recommend making an NTFS XP partition, a FAT32 document partition and a Linux Ex2 partition before even attempting to install Linux).