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Old 06-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Smile What should I do ?


Dear all linux lover users,

I want to install my linux distro of choice into a new pc,it has winxp preinstalled and xp certificated sight on cover,alothough i wish to keep windows os for gaming purpose but i really need frash linux installment without tweaking partisions,double boot...etc

Should I delete the xp and dedicated the just bought pc for linux?and run windows virtual marchine or move that xp to external hard drive and boot from there when need xp environment?


thank u

p.s: OS Developer ,Please do make your OS more perfect and secure for users!Appreciated your concern!
 
Old 06-27-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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why cant install the linux with duel boot? im agamer too i have window xp for gaming and if im not playing im using linux with duel boot. it a fresh clean installtion but in other partition.

if dont want duel boot u can always run linux on different HD.
by the way u can install most of the games on linux. im playing on my linux games like counter strike and quake.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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Why don't you install linux on the external hd. Keeping windows on the internal hd without a vm will probably be faster for gaming- vms tend to be slow. Do you have your old pc's hd? You can always use that as well. Thats what i've done but for some reason at the mo the slave is being recognised (i think it is something to do with the cable.) So I have my case unscrewed the whole time so when i swap the os i have to slide the case of then unplug the first and then plug the hd plug the second hd as master. LOL
 
Old 06-27-2006, 07:06 PM   #4
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when i swap the os i have to slide the case of then unplug the first and then plug the hd plug the second hd as master
Might be easier to just swap the boot order in BIOS?
 
Old 06-28-2006, 02:54 PM   #5
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That would make life a feel of a lot easier; however, nothing boots with both the master and slave plugged in. Also it doesn't even recognise the slave in advanced bios. They are a really old 5400rpm 20gb ide hard drives. I assume either the slave plug on the 80 wire cable or the jumpers aren't working. I am hoping to build a new computer soon anyway. I will get a sata hd next time- i hate the 80 wire cable- they're really annoying mad and sata hd's are generally better.
Thanx for trying to help anyway.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 03:39 AM   #6
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use vmware. you will install linux on it. without touching your existing os, partition and bootloader.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 03:59 AM   #7
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I wouldn't recommend trying to run high-end games in a vmware session ...


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