Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Talking Fedora/Redhat on NEC E680

I just bought a new NEC Versa E680 few weeks ago. Due to my study requirement I want to dual boot my preinstalled XP with Fedora or RH9.0.
But this guy from the shop keep telling me that I can't do that since I can't partition my harddisk. If I do so it will destroy the xp installation.
It seems nonsense to me in the first time, but somehow there is some problem that keep me from doing that.
There is no WinXP cd bundled in the distribution. To re-install the OS I have to run the Recovery CD. Is this normal for the laptop? (sorry this is my 1st laptop after all :> )
I'm afraid if I install Linux (hence partition my HDD), I would have problem with my xp installation later.

Could anyone give me any info with this issue please? I have some experience about partitioning and installing Linux on desktop. But not on laptop. Sorry for my poor english.

Thanks in advance for the help
Old 02-04-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 65
Your english is great, what are you worried about?

Yeah, a dual boot can be a pain. There are a number of options:

1. call and bitch until you get a real copy of XP, then do the re-partition and 2 installs.
2. Track down a legit copy of XP from someone else and then use the windows sticker on the bottom of your laptop, and the reg code on THAT, and you're totally within the law. You've paid for your copy of windows, if the install media you use is someone else's, that's coincidence.
3. There are programs out that that will take an existing partition and squish it down so as to create free space on the drive that you can then partition for something else. Partition Magic is the well known one, there are other free ones. Look around, I don't have any experience with these at all, but from accounts most of them work well.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora Core 4 and NEC ND6500A DVDRW Drive. gregf50 Linux - Hardware 1 08-18-2005 03:31 AM
Problems with NEC DVD+/-RW ND-6500A drive on Fedora Core 3. gregf50 Linux - Hardware 4 08-17-2005 07:05 PM
NEC LCD 1700V out of range with fedora granny Linux - General 6 06-06-2004 05:40 PM
Trouble with X on Fedora - NEC LCD1700V granny Linux - Hardware 0 06-01-2004 08:35 PM
Problem installing Fedora on NEC Versa P440 X-Crawler Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 04-02-2004 05:37 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration