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une 08-28-2006 06:17 AM

Dual boot tutorial for notebook sought
I am about to buy a Dell Inspiron 6400 notebook that will come with Win XP installed. I want a Win/Linux dual OS machine. I have Mandrake 10 on my desktop and am tossing up whether to put Mandriva or Ubuntu on my new notebook. Is Mandriva a good distro for Dell notebooks?
Can anyone point me to (or provide) a step by step tutorial of how to install Mandriva onto a machine with WinXP already on it?
On my desktop I found it easier to obtain dual OS functionality by having each OS on its own hard drive, as I had problems with Win XP meddling with the Linux boot partition without my knowledge when both OS were on the same hard drive. Any help appreciated.

linmix 08-28-2006 06:48 AM

There are two ways to dual boot:
1) configure GRUB/Lilo to boot bothe systems
2) configure WinXP to display a boot select screen and start GRUB/Lilo to boot linux

both options have been dealt with many times and in depth on the forum
for example:How to Dual Boot...

une 08-28-2006 08:03 AM

Thanks. I will follow the link and add the info therein to the mix.
I am sure to be back with further issues once I get started.

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