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Old 06-27-2001, 12:10 PM   #1
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Exclamation Dual Processors-Linux & Windows


I am getting a computer with dual processors. I IDEALLY want to run both Windows 2000 and Linux on it without any problems. Anyone got any ideas?
 
Old 06-27-2001, 12:17 PM   #2
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What kind of ideas are you looking for?
Like are you wanting to know if anyone has any problems with a dual boot Win2000 & Linux or what?
 
Old 06-27-2001, 12:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, something like that. I heard from some people that its almost impossible to do a dual boot Win2000 & Linux w/o running into lots of problems. As you can no doubt see, I am not much of a CS or Linux buff, so bear with my ignorance Is there any way to be able to run them both w/o any problem? Can they ftp to eachother? I am also getting a CDRW, can I write a cd w/ minimal "resistance"? If I get a DVDRW, can I write it with a Linux computer?
 
Old 06-27-2001, 12:53 PM   #4
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Is there any way to be able to run them both w/o any problem? Can they ftp to eachother? I am also getting a CDRW, can I write a cd w/ minimal "resistance"? If I get a DVDRW, can I write it with a Linux computer?
1. You should be able to run them both with no problem, either dual boot or connected on a network.
2. FTP, sure you can if they are on a network connection and you properly configure each of them. Also if you dual booted, you can read your Windows partitions within Linux as a mounted drive or whatever.
3. Write a CDRW in Linux? As far as I know yes. They have some howto's on that sort of stuff to get you going when that comes around.
4. DVDRW, not sure but I think it could be done, probably the same as a CDRW but I haven't heard of anyone doing that within Linux as of yet.
 
Old 06-27-2001, 01:22 PM   #5
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Change of plans! I just found out and finalized that my computer will have only 1 Pentuim 4 chip. It will come with Win2000 Prof. installed already. My plans are to install Linux afterwards and have the option of choosing which OS I want to operate with when I boot up. Is this realistic...or a fantasy?
 
Old 06-27-2001, 01:27 PM   #6
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Its realistic and can be done. You can check out the dual boot HowTo's at: http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/LILO-3.html
 
Old 06-27-2001, 02:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link! Any clue where I can get Lilo?
 
Old 06-27-2001, 02:53 PM   #8
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Change of plans! I just found out and finalized that my computer will have only 1 Pentuim 4 chip. It will come with Win2000 Prof. installed already. My plans are to install Linux afterwards and have the option of choosing which OS I want to operate with when I boot up. Is this realistic...or a fantasy?
Win2K pre-installed. Yeah, that sounds real yummy. Does that mean you get the media as well? Anyone had any luck resizing partitions for Win2K?
 
Old 06-27-2001, 03:53 PM   #9
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To mcleodnine: yes, I do get all the media stuff.

Does anyone have a clue how well Linux runs on Win2000?

Anyone who has successfully, ie. success rate>80%, made Win2000 and Linux coexist, please step forward!
 
Old 06-27-2001, 07:29 PM   #10
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You should have no problem whatsoever dual-booting win2k and linux. The only part that will be a little tricky is getting your boot loaders in order.

This link points to some easy instructions on how to do what you want even though the writer doesn't come off as an expert on the subject.

If you get win2k pre-installed, another difficulty might arise, involving freeing up drive space for Linux. Assuming you're only going to have one hard drive, and win2k fills it, you're going to have to use a partition splitter to create some free space. It would be much simpler to wipe your drive, install Windows, leaving extra space for Linux and then install your distribution.

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Does anyone have a clue how well Linux runs on Win2000?
Linux (typically) does not run under win2k, but rather in its own isolated partition, independant of win2k or any other OS, so running both win2k and Linux won't really cause any trouble.
 
Old 06-27-2001, 07:42 PM   #11
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M.I.,

This is exactly what I need!

Thank you SO much!

HHH
 
Old 06-28-2001, 10:10 AM   #12
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M.I.,

You mentioned a partition splitter. Are you talking about something like Lilo?
 
Old 06-28-2001, 10:22 AM   #13
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It seems to me he is referring to some type of program to spit existing partitions without destrying data already on them. They have like partition magic and others you can use. I usually start from scratch to make things easy and use fdisk to create my partitions.
 
Old 06-28-2001, 10:37 AM   #14
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Excuse my ignorance (big time), what's fdisk?
Also, I'm getting ready to partition my current computer
(ie. the one I'm typing on right now.) I'm thinking of using Mandrake 8.0 since the link that M.I. gave me used Mandrake (7.1) and an Extension CD; however, I don't have that extension cd. I'm not sure if I should try other distros.
Any last minute suggestions? I'll be partitioning in ~15 minutes!
 
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Excuse my ignorance (big time), what's fdisk?
A DOS/Windows/Linux utility that prepares a hard disk for formatting by creating one primary partition on the disk and so on.
It is a utility that is on most OS's or on their install boot disks to create partitions.
 
  


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