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Old 05-06-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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Question i have an new laptop and the install cd's for XP And PowerPack, What do i do

i have a new clean 80 gig laptop.....

I have the powerpack install cd's and Win. Xp PRO....

how do i have them both installe and how can i choose whitch to boot????
Old 05-07-2005, 12:07 AM   #2
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Have you seen your other post???

See, this is the problem with double posting.
Hope installation goes well. bye.
Old 05-07-2005, 12:26 AM   #3
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Thumbs up i have an new laptop


Unless you would like a dedicated Linux box, you should (sorry, Tux) install WinXP first, then install Linux. I have only installed SuSE Linux distro's, and use their (great!) installer "YaST", which has always been an easy-going experience. I don't know which distribution you'll be installing, but I can't imagine an easier install than with "YaST". (Sorry for the sales pitch, but it's true.) When you install Linux, it will set up a Boot Manager (either GRUB or LILO) and when you boot up, you'll have your choice of which system to start. You can change the default system from within Linux. Windows won't see the Linux system files/partitions, but Linux sees all.

"Have a lot of fun!"


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Old 05-07-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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Re: i have an new laptop

Originally posted by mrmuckle
Unless you would like a dedicated Linux box, you should (sorry, Tux) install WinXP
Hey, there is nothing to be sorry about for tux, this shows that linux can handle windows, but windows cant.
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