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Old 03-13-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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help something wrong with linux?

i am new to linux and i am getting frustrated with this ,why linux is so difficult,anyone plz help my problem is i dont know linux and i want to install linux ,i ALREADY HAVE FEDORA8 I386 dvd,my system already has xp sp2,the next thing is i want to make linux secondary os,so plz give me step by step analysis of how to install linux and my hd is 160gb ,i kept the last drive for 40gb , ram is 1gb,suggestions..........{tried the fedora website but even then every thing went i could not make it and my last drive became corrupted and cant format it.plz help
Old 03-13-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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1) Slow down. :-) Be more precise and clear with your post!

2) You have to learn patience. Everyone who's using Linux learns to have vast amounts of it. You won't learn it overnight. It's *not* Windows. It's not easy - but it is *better* for you, your brain, your PC.

3) How much of your 160GB drive do you want to dedicate to Linux? You know that there are Linux distros out there that you can run right from the CD to 'test drive' them before installing them?


Just some examples.
Old 03-13-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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i want to use only about 40gb
actually i installed fedrora8 what happened is that my xp is coming at start up but not linux,also when icheck my f drive where i installed linux in xp i saw that drive contains 0bytes and not accessible or unable to use help ........
Old 03-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #4
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Use the search feature and type in dual boot or something similar, there are MANY posts on here devoted to this topic, it gets asked at least 20 time daily.

Once you are started and then if you encounter problems ask for help. I doubt that any one wants to outline something again and again and again.


Did you partition your drive? How do you know you installed it to that drive, what drive did you select during the installation. Did grub get installed or is it still the windows boot loader, I am assuming the latter as if grub was installed windows would not load automatically unless you chose that as default.

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Old 03-13-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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i actually installed grub and i have chosen fedrora as default ,i dont remember but the next option i chose first partion something like that,
Old 03-13-2008, 10:44 AM   #6
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yes i used the second option create using free disk usage and next is selected ok
as i used only f drive for free space
Old 03-13-2008, 02:04 PM   #7
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help something wrong with linux

if you told fedora to use the free space then there also a question
fedora should put GRUB in MBR or not do you remember this question and the
But any how there is command to put GRUB in MBR if so a lot of us can give you to do so
So just tel us is that you,re intention

all the best


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