Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
help with install

i want to install linux lycoris version but i dont want to over ride xp pro simply beacuse im totally new to linux and i dont want to hav to reinstall xp again if i dont like linux.

so what do i do to install linux with out deleteing windows? so i can use both on the same hard drive.

ps. i am totally new to linux

Old 02-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Distribution: FC3
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
check out my answer in this thread,
Old 02-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i downloaded the file and burned the image to disk then when i try to install i get to a bit where it says LIZARD (i think) then waited and waited and nothing, i let it run for 2 hours and it did nothing.??
Old 02-23-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Distribution: Redhat / Debian
Posts: 269

Rep: Reputation: 30
You don't have to install it over XP, they can co-exist. My personal experience is that you want to run Redhat first, as it's been a fairly easy-to-config distro on the dozen or so systems I've rolled it onto.

Either use Partition magic, clear out some space and put linux on that way, or rebuild/repartition your drive. If you end up not caring for Linux, you can reformat that partition from Windows.

You can either install the boot loader (Grub or Lilo) on your MBR, or - if you want to just "check it out", install it to a floppy. If your hard drive's MBR stays Windows-managed, you can simply pop in the disc if you want to boot to your Linux partition (and have less of a headache afterwards if you decide not to use it).

Hope that helps.


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
fc3 install doesnt install grub properly onto sata drive sabo Linux - Newbie 4 02-03-2007 05:04 PM
make install does not install daemons (clamd snortd). Is this a feature of tarball? Emmanuel_uk Linux - Newbie 3 11-15-2005 02:29 AM
Error: Unable to boot /install/2.6/linux when starting Etch Install BuckRogers01 Debian 4 08-06-2005 07:40 PM
How do I re-install an operatingsystem? Corrupted install. Yast wont load. URGENT.thx CrewXp SUSE / openSUSE 5 05-09-2005 01:07 AM
Ok, dumb question. If I install a Mandrake kernel RPM, where does it install to? Kramer Linux - General 6 01-13-2004 10:39 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration