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Old 09-13-2003, 10:08 PM   #1
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Partitioning and Dual Boot Install

I have three different distributions of Linux to choose from: Red Hat, Mandrake and SuSE. I am wanting to take a new HD I just bought, 160 Gig. Partition it. Take my 40 gig HD with my current Windows 2000 and all its programs and put it on one partition and put a Linux distribution on the other. How do I go about the task? If you are familiar with Linux which one do you like the best and why? The only problem I see I might have is that I use a copier that has a print board. It is a Konica 7022 Copier. I need a driver to be able to print from Linux. Also is there a way to take my current windows fonts: Bookman, Kabel to name a couple and use them in Linux?

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Old 09-14-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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Your most reasonable choice would be
1.) copy the partition over to the new drives with the new harddrive set as slave then switch the new hard drive back to where the old one was so as not to mess up the boot.ini file.
Make sure the computer boots. There are a number of programs to do this with search google for it.

2.) Install a distribution of your choice, I prefer Redhat because i dont like suse or mandrake if thats a reason

3.) Check the internet for printer drivers for that copier for linux you might be able to use different once, your better off checking into it.

4.) As for the fonts i believe you can you ttf fonts in redhat from windows.
Old 09-14-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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Use Mandrake 9.2. Add your hd to the system. Boot from the cdrom.

When you get to the disc wizard click define partitions. click on the new drive tab at the top of the window and install all the mandrake on the new disk.

You could amend the other two disks at this point, but for safety i would suggest you accept the Lilo to boot up on your new disk.

Boot up Man on your new disk (you have the options to use the other ops if you wish to leave these.)

Now if you do want to amend any of your former disk. Get the ikons up on your desktop by right click, select disk and put the windows and your old linux drive ikons on the desktop.

Click on the disc you want and the home directory of your new disk.
Drag all the files and directories across the desktop to your new disk.

You can then cleanup and amend the disks with the disk wizard on another install/upgrade but do not format the new disks home directory.


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