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Old 02-18-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
tacoX
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Installing on Windows


Well, right now im looking for a simple ISO i can boot, and have it automatically delete the partition and create a new one for Linux.

Anyone got a suggestion? Im stumped on this one.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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You mean completely erase windows and replace with Linux, or set up a dual boot? In either case, almost any distribution can do that. Go to www.distrowatch.com to read up on options. Good <free> choices for beginners include Mandrake, Fedora, Knoppix, Morphix, or Mepis. All include partitioning programs that allow you to create/erase partitions. Alternatively, you can get partitioning software separately like partition expert from www.acronis.com.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:25 AM   #3
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Well, I tried Fedora and I got an error. Im trying ot install College Linux and I keep getting install errors. For example, I delete the partition, create a new one, and I set the partition to Linux.

I try to select the partition for the install it says 'No swap partition found, it is a good idea to make one'

Do you want to run cfdisk again: (y or no)

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Old 02-18-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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Linux needs two partitions at a minimum. The swap partition is like extra RAM memory space on the hard drive. A good rule of thumb is to use the same swap space as memory in your system. Usually a few hundred megabytes is more than enough. If you have space to spare 1 GB of swap space would be the maximum I'd suggest.

If you only use 1 other partition, it should be formatted using ext3 or reiserfs filesystem. Fedora and other installers will format the partition. It doesn't really matter which one of those you choose. ext3 is a safe bet. I wouldn't use ext2. The other two (ext3 and reiserfs) are journaling filesystems and that gives you some advantages.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:42 PM   #5
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Thanks alot man, I owe you one. Fedora seems to be working now!
 
  


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