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Old 09-13-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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Is a current OS required before you can install Linux?

Just getting started with gathering info on Linux and wounder if I need to have an installed OS (Such as Windows XP) on my computer before I can load Linux ...Can I completely remove my current Windows XP and load a Linux OS? Also which Linux would be best for flight simulation games?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Old 09-13-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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You don't need an OS already installed to run a Linux installer. I have several Linux only boxes that started from an empty disk and a boot CD. Unfortunately none of them run any flight simulation games so I can't answer your second question...
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No, you don't need an OS prior to installing XP so why would you need one to install Linux? However, It is perfectly possible to have multiple OSes sharing one computer, even a single disk.
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Flightgear should come with most distros. I installed it from the package manager (ubuntu)... but I'm too stupid to operate it.
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Is A Current Os Required Before You Install Linux?

Thanks for the info and appreciate the Flight Sim links. Really looking forward to trying Linux and you each have contributed to my enthusasim.
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You might want to dual boot first until you are completely comfortable with Linux. Which distro are you going for?


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