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Posted on 06-02-07 00:28
If I install Linux on a Windows XP computer, will it mess anything up?


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Posted on 06-02-07 00:31
check in that linux's distro if in the installation includes a partition program (they usually do) if not get partition magic and keep one for windows and one for your linux.

ubuntu has and i think fedora too (ubuntu.com, fedora.redhat.com)


OR you can go to start>run>cmd> type format C: and enjoy (jk dont try this)


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Posted on 06-02-07 00:31
Depends. If you set up linux properly then no.

Read up on dual boot configurations.


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Posted on 13-02-07 09:37
just fake the id
with FF
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Posted on 19-06-07 20:05
or use a live cd


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Posted on 24-06-07 11:22
ubuntu FTW
i just did the same method as basic 3
(hope not to spoil)


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Posted on 25-08-07 21:14
Try using Knoppix STD or BackTrack
http://s-t-d.org/
http://www.remote. . .track.html

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Posted on 16-10-07 14:41
The windows-boot-manager will overwrite the "GRUB" (file which makes linux start) And the GRUB and overwrite the windows boot manager, BUT you can use the "super grub iso disk"

http://www.linux.com/articles/113863

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Posted on 16-10-07 15:17
Try and find a distro that also has a LiveCD. So you can try it before you install. I used Ubuntu and hated it. Tried Slax but was just a sexy face.

Now I Love PCLOS! w00t!


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Posted on 16-10-07 15:22
Codenaur2 wrote:
The windows-boot-manager will overwrite the "GRUB" (file which makes linux start) And the GRUB and overwrite the windows boot manager, BUT you can use the "super grub iso disk"

http://www.linux.com/articles/113863

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Umm... okay. Windows is installed first, Linux will be installed after that. GRUB will be stored in the MBR, overwriting the "windows-boot-manager". However, GRUB already has the functionality to boot Windows as well... as phantom said, read up on "dual boot". You don't need any special tools.



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Posted on 16-10-07 17:41
NEVER install win after lin, or you'll have to reinstall the bootloader. Many linux distros come with grub, the newer version, and most come with lilo. I prefer grub.

If you want to try it before installing, get one with LiveCD so you can boot from CD and try it out for a while. It also depends on hardware; I use Xubuntu and DamnSmallLinux on my amd 650mhz system, whereas on my new computer I'll probably go with slackware or fedora.

If it's about a challenge, download damnsmalllinux (~50mb) and boot from LiveCD. It's how I did it Pfft because I don't have internet on my other box. Damn parents...