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Old 07-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Partitioning first?

Do you need to partition the HD before installing linux?

Just asking due to no matter if I use an old linux that I have or if I download and burn one I can not get my PC to boot it.

I tell it to manually boot from CD, and have tested the drive with windows CD and that booted fine so I know it is not the drive.
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Something is wrong with the burned CD, as the partitioning can be done during the installation, and if one CD boots they should all boot.
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did you install a boot loader like LILO or GRUB?
Old 07-12-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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Do you need to partition the HD before installing linux?

Did you create a "disk image" or copy an .iso file to the cd. The latter will never never work.


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