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Old 04-30-2002, 05:48 PM   #1
XG-man
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Unhappy How can I install Linux on a laptop with Windows ME.


I have an HP Pavilion Laptop N5195 on which I am currently running Windows ME. I want to install LINUX-Mandrake 8.2 along side Windows ME, but I don't want to wipe my drive clean to do so. Is it possible to install Linux on my laptop and maintain the current data? Please explain or point me in the right direction.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 06:08 PM   #2
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First u need to use PartitionMagic (www.powerquest.com ) to create linux partition on your harddrive. Then install linux. But remember, if u are using laptop, your kernel must have some modules for laptop support (but it is not difficult to configure kernel, especially using xconfig).
I think graphical installation (e.g. Mandrake) will solve this problem quickly
 
Old 08-12-2002, 04:25 PM   #3
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the very first thing I did was to defragment the disk using ME tools. Then I proceeded with the Partition magic. I did not loose any ME stuff but at the same time I don't use it either.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 11:08 PM   #4
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Backup your faves/bookmarks/files or else...
 
  


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