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KGB 05-23-2005 09:47 AM

lycoris desktop LX????and windows XP??
if i want to install the lycoris distro on my machine that is running windows XP,(i want to keep XP on it too) will i have to set up a separate partition before i install it or will it set it all up during install??
can anyone here help me??:newbie:

johnson_steve 05-23-2005 10:22 AM

i've never used lycoris but every distro I've tried will do the partitioning for you when you install. But you have to defrag your drive in xp or linux won't be able to resize the windows partition.

KGB 05-23-2005 10:27 AM

thanks man....
you know i've found that the best thing about the linux community is that everyone wants to help....
really great, thanks again for your help

johnson_steve 05-23-2005 10:44 AM

your welcome. why lycoris?

KGB 05-23-2005 10:53 AM

dunno really man it sounded like a good distro,guess we'll see huh...
also had the disk given to me

johnson_steve 05-23-2005 11:12 AM

I just had a look at the lycoris page and they want you to pay them before you get to use the iris software database. It apears to be caldera based so you shuld be able to install most caldera .rpms but it looks like the compiler is on a second disk that you might not have. you need a compiler for all sorts of stuff even if your not a programmer. you'll need it to install some things. most distros let you download the full system on .iso files that you can burn for free. slackware, fedora core and debian for example installing new programms with debian is a snap if you have an internet conection. I don't like .rpm based distros anymore (dependancy hell) but you can get apt get(like debians package manager) for rpm for fedora and most of the .rpm based distros.

Eerath 07-24-2005 10:47 AM

No, I fell into that trap, thinking that XP would be safe with Lycoris's partitioning software, and lost XP and all my documents :mad: Use Norton Partition magic first (I recommend making an NTFS XP partition, a FAT32 document partition and a Linux Ex2 partition before even attempting to install Linux).

JediDB 07-24-2005 12:52 PM


I am a complete newbie to Linux too (2 days old) and all i have been doing is trying out different dist.

I really like Ubuntu and Mepis. Very user friendly.

Im going to try to KDE version of Ubuntu now as i like the GUI on Mepix.

Eerath 07-25-2005 07:36 AM


Originally posted by JediDB

Im going to try to KDE version of Ubuntu now as i like the GUI on Mepix.

Dont. I'm a newb too, and thought that Kubuntu would be the bees knees, but it's put me off Linux somewhat as I found it very difficult to work with, and it would crash frequently.

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