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Dual boot XP/Linux system???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tequila454, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. Tequila454

    Tequila454 Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to make my system into a dual booting XP home/ Linux system I have 30 gigs free, 512RAM.

    I don't know much about Linux but would like to learn and I'm just seeing if one can even set up a dual boot system.


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Squashman

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    If those 30 gigs of free space is partitioned and formatted already, you will need to get a program like Partition Magic to resize that partition to free up some unpartitioned space to install Linux on to. Or you could buy another hard drive and install Linux on that.
     
  3. Tequila454

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    So as long as it's on another drive I can do it.

    Now can I link the programs (ones compatable with Linux) on the (XP booting) C drive to the Lunix booting (lets call it "E" drive) witout to many problems or will I be better off installing copies of those programs that I want to use with Linux on the E drive itself?

    Sorry for the long winded question.
     
  4. mobo

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    Reintall those programs in linux as well.
     
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    I have a system that boots W98, W2K, and RedHat 9 Linux. I used Boot Magic that comes with Partition Magic, since I had it on hand. you can also use the Linux boot managers, several flavors. You could also use something like XOSL, though their site seems to have dropped off the radar lately.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys!!
     
  8. mobo

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    you're welcome and good luck.
     
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