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Old 01-29-2007, 03:53 AM   #1
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Allow me to introduce myself

Hello All,

I'm not sure where the LQ forum for members to introduce themselves are so I figure I take a shot at doing it here. My name is Cliff, and I am a newbie when it comes to using linux. One of my roommates just introduced me to Sabayon Linux and it looked really cool so I'm here to learn more about Linux and perhaps begin the transition to using it more often. The first thing I would like to learn is to able to dual-boot or multi-boot into linux. So that I can boot XP, but also have the option to boot ubuntu, sabayon or federora etc. It would be great if someone could explain this to me or direct me to a thread that would provide good information on it. I do have Acronis as a partition software installed on my pc. Thanks in advance.


PC Specs:
Asus A8R32-MVP
AMD Opteron 165
2GB Corsair PC3200 DDR400
ATI Radeon x850xt
300 GB Maxtor HD (Primary), 250 GB Seagate HD (Secondary), 200 GB Maxtor Serial HD (Slave)
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum
Old 01-29-2007, 04:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.
Linux isn't difficult - you just have to get started. We all started knowing nothing.
Back up your personal files in case of mistakes.
Choose your distribution - I'd recommend kubuntu 6.06.1LTS Get it here:
Burn it to a CD as an iso file (Important!)
Defrag your windows disk(s).
Boot from the CD (you may need to set this in your BIOS), it'll run from the CD (slowly), then click Install to install it.
Follow the default recommendations. It'll automatically install grub as your bootloader, which will give you a choice of linux or windows at boot time.
If you encounter problems, search this board (see the SEARCH button, above?), or provide details of what is wrong and ask again here.
Have fun.
Old 01-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #3
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Thank YOu

Hey thanks a lot, I'll give it a try.
Old 02-10-2007, 04:57 AM   #4
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I have found that Suse(open0 is great for dual booting with windows. when you start the installer it takes you through the steps pretty easily and does all the hard work for you.


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