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Old 08-25-2003, 07:58 AM   #1
hnakpil
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XP and Linux


I'm pretty sure that many have already asked this to you guys, so I apologize for repeating (maybe).

Can someone give me a step by step instruction on how to install for example red hat or mandrake on my PC which already has a Windows XP.
I know I have to create a NTFS partition for it, but I would rather be sure before trying.

I would appreciate any help + tips on this matter as I am really interested on learning more about linux.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
arunshivanandan
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it is not all tough.you dont have to create an ntfs partition for it.just proceed with what the installation CD says.take care abt partitioning and dont forget to create a boot floppy.
I am adding some links which could be usefull.
http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/O...ort/Tutorials/
http://grouchy.cs.indiana.edu/usr/lo...hapter2.6.html
http://www.geocities.com/desktopmand...inuxwithxp.htm
google.com
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if in trouble/doubt,post them.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 11:08 AM   #3
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Can someone give me a step by step instruction on how to install for example red hat or mandrake on my PC which already has a Windows XP.
I know I have to create a NTFS partition for it, but I would rather be sure before trying.
Linux needs its own filesystems to go on - you don't install Linux on NTFS filesystems.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:33 PM   #4
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You'll need to either use Mandrake which can resize NTFS partitions, or use Partition Magic, which can do the same thing.
 
  


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