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Old 09-05-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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install Linux with windows !

Hello all

i have laptop , and i'm use Windows XP home edition <- i think this is name

Well , and i have 2 parttion c and d in c parttion i have windows and in d parttion i have some persnol files .

i wan't install Linux Mandrke 10 in partion d and when i power computer i can select wich os i wan't use , windows or linux .

can you help me !


Old 09-05-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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this is called Dual booting.
Use the search function on this site to search for "Dual Boot Windows" for more help.

but basically, you do this by downloading a Linux Distribution....
(Slackware / Fedora / Debian / suSE / whatever is your prefernece)

then putting the distribution onto CD's then powering off your computer, put disk one in the cd-rom, power on the computer, and in the bios, setup to BOOT from CDROM (your bios may do this by default)

dureing the linux install, it will ask you where to install... all distro's have different installers, but at this phase there will usually be an option to leave windows alone, and install by re-partitoning your D partiton. Linux will make 2 partitons from it, a main partiton and a swap partiton (some distro's make 3, but its not important)

its a LOT more simple than it sounds. just make sure you backup first, just incase you make a mistake.
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there are really a big bunch of threads concerning dual-booting windows XP and linux (the distro doesn't matter that much..the tips and methods are basically just the same), so please use the Search form to find some. I'm sure they will answer to your questions.
Old 09-05-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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thank you very much all , i will test this steps

but i want ask what about my files in windows ?

and Mandrke good for me or not !
Old 09-05-2004, 01:09 PM   #5
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See Choosing a Linux Distrobution
Old 09-05-2004, 01:34 PM   #6
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What distro for a total newbie?

If you are very new to the Linux world and have no interest in learning a lot of technical details just to get it running, you may want to go with one of the mainstream distributions such as Mandrake, Fedora, SuSE or Debian. If you can spare the money, it may be worthwhile to purchase a commercial version, since you may get tech support from the vendor.


thank you very much all


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