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Old 07-05-2002, 03:39 PM   #16
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Talking yay!


just thought Id let you know that I finally got online with linux!!

I couldnt be bothered with VMware any more so I backed up about 5Gb of data onto CD-R's and then used my secondary HDD to install linux... time to get a partition manager and get a dual boot set up, hehe

Thanks for the help anyway guys, but I think this is the best solution (not to mention it runs much faster)
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:30 PM   #17
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i want to dual boot too!!!
what boot loader are u using!??
do u currently have ur win partition!??

i want to move but not ready yet!!!
*soon, soon...*
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:39 PM   #18
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not ready? partitioning and installing properly is really not as big a step as soem people think.
 
Old 07-05-2002, 05:36 PM   #19
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Im using 2 different hard drives to run Windows 2000 and Red Hat 7.3

You can achieve the same effect by partitioning the hard drive into 2 partitions, and then the partitions will appear as seperate drives. I would recommend that you format your hard drive when you partition it, or at least be prepared to lose whats there... It is possible to partition the disk without loss of data, but you can never be certain it will work

I hope Ive helped give you some information about this.

At the mo, if I want to run linux, I just disable my primary hard drive in the bios, but Ill be getting it sorted out properly soon.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 03:49 AM   #20
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i know how to partition & that stuff but
i'm scare to install linux on my box i really
need some guts... ;-)

i need to see first what to do and
how to do it before doing it!

laterz...
 
Old 07-06-2002, 06:54 AM   #21
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hehe, Im totally clueless, but its just a case of messing about with it and learning, and as far as I can tell, you cant really **** it up majorly without logging in as root... the only thing I needed to know was startx to load the gui from the text thingy, and just play around from there. I was amazed at how easy it was to set up, it detected all my hardware, and as soon as it loaded I could go on the internet etc... Ah well have fun when you get it installed
 
Old 07-06-2002, 07:58 AM   #22
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ha ha ha ha, the text thingie. ha ha ha...

It's a console

Don't be scared. Piece of cake, or 2. Since you are a self-acclaimed expert in partioning, make 1. Give yourself some space and install it. Don't worry about it too much. It's easy.

Dual booting is just about the way to go for anyone, games are half the fun of PC's. So, squeeze some space in there for Winbloze + Games, then leave the rest for the bad ass Linux.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 09:47 AM   #23
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console! thats the word I was looking for!! hehe
 
  


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