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Old 08-29-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
Khalinsar
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Help installing linux


Hello all!
I am new to this comunity and to Linux.

Here are my questions:
I have a 40gb hard disk with two partitions: c: and d:.
c: is the primary and d: has 2gb, both of them are NTFS.
I want to install Linux but I need to know:
Is 2gb enough for Linux?
I have Partition Magic and I want to format d: to install Linux. By formating d: into a Linux partition, won't it affect c:? What are the chances of losing data?
Anyone can help me with that?

Thank you very much!

 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:27 PM   #2
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Ideally youd want more than 2 gigs for a typicall Linux install - an average installl might be around 2-3 gigs but then you need space for data, files etc etc on top of that . - With Mandrake 9.1 for example it is possible to have a nice install with about 1.3 gigs, this would only leave you 700 mbs - you could get a flavour of Linux from this, but ideally youd want more space.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:35 PM   #3
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Try this

Here's a link to a Mandrake install how to I wrote. I'm rewriting this for this site. If you want I can e-mail you a copy of the new version. PM me if you want it. Here's the link:
http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=108583

It's not to bad to install. You may want to take the advise from Skyline though. 4 or 5 Gbs would be better. My install takes almost 4Gbs. I put everything but the kitchen sink on though.

Hope this helps. The new version of my how to is better. I hope to have it ready soon.

 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:43 PM   #4
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One idea would be to delete the 2 gig "d" partition then resize the "c" partition to make it smaller - thus leaving considerably more free space at the end of your drive for a Linux distribution - make sure if you do decide to resize your "c" partition you back up any data etc first, just in case of any problems - What disribution are you thinking of installing?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:44 PM   #5
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Thank you
Yes I want it.

I have downloaded Conectiva already, what do you say about Conectiva? Is it good?
 
  


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