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Old 08-18-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
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first...i don't speak english very well, im brazilian...
second im a big newbie im linux,
and i have a mobo asus p4pe, but when i try to install a message say that dont have hard drive, them i try to understood here in the forum how to install...but i see that i need to insert codes and i dont no where i do this...i have win2k installed here a i want to do dual boot... please help me step by step dont forgot that i a newbie in linux and in this forum...i hope that u are friendly with newbies...
Desde ja agradeco a todos- LEONARDO HAEFFNER
Old 08-18-2003, 11:30 AM   #2
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If you want to install linux on your Win2k hard drive you have a couple of options. First and foremost, you need to partition your hard drive. Partitioning is basically dividing your one physical drive into many sections. The only problem with partitooning a hard disk where a file system already exists is that it tends to destroy the file system. The best idea is to resize the current file system, to make space to install linux. There are many programs which can do this. If you would rather buy a program, get Partition magic. If you do not have the cash or don't want to pay it, has many programs that I myself have used with success.

After you have freed up some space, your Linux install may take you through it. Slackware and gentoo however will not partition for you. I don't suggest them as your first distribution. Redhat and Mandrake are good places to start and will help you start to finish.

If you have anymore questions please ask them, and welcome to Linux.
Old 08-18-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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i have do anything but my problem is because i have a serial ata hd, that is not found by the redhat 9...please look this post and teach me how to do
Old 08-18-2003, 05:37 PM   #4
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