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Old 06-10-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
leilton
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Question install PCLOS on laptop preloaded with xp, want to keep xp


have a fujitsu 2030 laptop. Works well, but dont like XP, have tried several of the Linux OS, and found that PCLOS was what I wanted, trouble is that it keeps freezing, have downloaded two CDs just incase one was a problem.

It appears to be loading, select install icon, last time took 10 minutes before realised system had frozen. Rebooted, then get as far as the box saying now going to install, did not. Rebooted, then worked ok, until I tried to change the time zone.

Would it be better if I kept XP (removed it before, as first time I put in PCLOS it over wrote XP),and use part of hard drive for PCLOS.

Sorry if long winded,but would dearly love to have Linux, will then dispose of XP when confident not going to have same problems.
 
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Your path should be a slow and cautious one. Start with live cd's. Consider Virtual Machines maybe next or live usb flash drives. You can easily put many linux os's on a flash drive an might never notice any speed difference. The last thing I'd suggest is a dual boot.
See pendrivelinux.com for how-to's. I prefer liveusbcreator if given the choice. A 1 G flash is good enough to start for a long while. They are about as cheap as can be.
 
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