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Old 09-13-2003, 09:19 PM   #1
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Linux and Dual boot setting up with Windows 2000 Questions???

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?
Old 09-13-2003, 10:53 PM   #2
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If your going to install Linux on the harddrive that already has Win on it you can have it partition free space as a linux part. and install there. If you mean COPY the existing windows installation onto another harddrive I wouldn't just do fresh installs both ways. If you have important data just back that up. As far as the fonts I have seen True Type font converters but most of the fonts you had with Win are in Linux. Check the threads i'm sure your answer is lying around somewhere.
Old 09-14-2003, 01:51 AM   #3
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I have an Athlon W2K computer with a 20Gb hard drive. I had an extra 40Gb drive lying around so I decided to install it and install RedHat on it. It was easy as I didn't touch my Windows hard drive.

You don't need to change the Windows drive to do it. RedHat will install a boot manager so when you start up or restart you can choose which system to boot.

Of course if you want to move Windows to the larger drive that is something elsd all together.
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My reason for the new drive is I have been getting some boot errors at times with this 40 gig HD. So I bought a 160 Gig HD and want to put my current Windows on that drive partitioned and then put Linux on the other partition. I wasn't sure how much of that drive I need to give Linux either. I might could format the new one to the windows machine and then reformat the 40 gig to Linux I guess. A PCI controller for the new drive came with it so that might be an option.

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how about the konica printer did you get that working??? i am attempting to get that working at the moment can you help me/?

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I have a Konica 7030 with the ip-421 network interface which is similiar to yours. Heres what I did to get mine to work:

Install and configure cups like normal + foomatic. Then go the the webinterace (localhost:631) and add printer and select:

Device: AppSocket/HPJetDirect
Device URI: socket://printerIPaddress:9100
Make: Generic
Model: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/ljet4(en)

After adding the printer you might have to go to configure and select 600 resolution. One computer got that just fine but another had 75 dpi by default. If for some reason that doesn't work, then you can select HP as your Make and for Model select a PCL5 LaserJet that uses ljet4 driver.


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