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Old 03-18-2002, 08:41 PM   #1
doublefailure
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can i install linux in this comp?


hi..

my friend asked me to install linux on his comp..
he has win xp(ntfs) and he has only one drive.

can i install linux on his computer?

i know there's a program partition-magic..
but i 'm afraid of losing his data..
is it safe to use?

reinstall xp with 2 drive will be better?

thank you..

and i heard, ntfs+linux doesn't go along well as far as installation goes.. (i've never tried it)
is there any easy step by step ntfs-linux installation out there?

thank you again..

hf
 
Old 03-18-2002, 08:59 PM   #2
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Linux has to be installed on an ext2 filesystem anyway, so the NTFS you're using for XP is irrelevant. I don't know if the installation process has any problem partitioning when the drive's originally NTFS, but I wouldn't think so. If it does, you can use PartitionMagic or some other utility to partition before the install.

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Old 03-19-2002, 05:36 AM   #3
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Try FIPS

Try FIPS for repartitioning
 
Old 03-19-2002, 06:49 AM   #4
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Originally posted by paook
Linux has to be installed on an ext2 filesystem anyway, so the NTFS you're using for XP is irrelevant. I don't know if the installation process has any problem partitioning when the drive's originally NTFS, but I wouldn't think so. If it does, you can use PartitionMagic or some other utility to partition before the install.

paook
hehe my linux runs on both JFS and ReiserFS. and hat it running on EXT3 before that

NTFS drives arent accessible from linux unless u recompile your kernel or insert the ntfs module to it.
then NTFS will be read-only
 
  


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