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Old 02-28-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
jonc731
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Need help getting started


I have a Knoppix distrobution coming in the mail because I have dialup internet and am unable to download a "real" Linux distrobution. Although there are many posts on how to partition a hard drive, I don't understand them and I have no clue on how to partition a hard drive that is already running Windows XP. I am using a Pentium 4 3GHz, 512mb ram, 120GB HD. The only distrobution I have in my hands right now is Damn small Linux, I think its better to use Knoppix when it comes in. Any help would be appriciated.

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Old 02-28-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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Knoppix Runs entirely off the cd.
you dont need to install anything to hard disk.

But of you do chose to re-partiton your hard disk,, use qtparted (in the knopppix main menu) its a graphical interface to adjusting / resizing partitons.

Most installable ditro's like mandrake will automatically repartiton your disk for you dureing install, even if windows is already installed, it will set up a dual boot configureation.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:24 PM   #3
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Thanx, Ill let you know how it works out.
 
  


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