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Post by D4v1dH4ckm4n on Thu May 08, 2008 9:10 pm

Okay, so I use windows, but since my line of work uses linux, I am thinking of partitioning my computer, so I can run both linux, and windows on the same machine. How would I go about doing this?

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Solved Re: Linux

Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri May 09, 2008 2:16 am



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Post by D4v1dH4ckm4n on Sun May 11, 2008 12:53 am

Okay, so it says to right click on unallocated space, I right click and nothing happens. Well, a pop up comes up and gives me a list of things to do, like mark partition as active, but it doesn't give me the option to create a new partition. How do I create a new partition? And, how would I back up my files? I need a disk, I know that. But just like back up windows, and all that stuff?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun May 11, 2008 2:29 am

You can mark the partition as active. Just backup all the data that you require, you are not required to backup windows and system files.


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Post by Digitalocksmith on Sun May 11, 2008 2:58 am

Why dont you try a Linux distro using a 'Live CD' before you decide anything.

This will allow you to try out a few different versions of Linux to see which one best suits your needs, without even having to install it on your hard drive!

Here's a list of some of the more popular one's:

* Basilisk (based on Fedora)
* BeatrIX (based on Debian/Knoppix/Ubuntu)
* Berry Linux (based on Fedora)
* Damn Small Linux (based on Debian)
* FreeSBIE (based on Free BSD)
* Gnoppix (Knoppix/Debian plus Gnome, now merged with Ubuntu)
* Kanotix (modified Knoppix/Debian)
* Knoppix (the first big live CD, based on Debian)
* Luit (Debian/Xfce, rox filing system)
* Mandrake Move (based on Mandrake)
* Mepis (Debian)
* Morphix (modular Debian)
* PCLinuxOS Preview (a Mandrake fork)
* Sabayon
* Sam (Mandrake/Xfce)
* SLAX (Slackware)
* Suse 9.1 and 9.2 (rpm-based)
* Ubuntu Live (Debian)
* Xfld (Debian/Damn Small Linux and Xfce)

For Ubuntu 7.10: http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.10/ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso

For Sabayon/ Gentoo: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/SabayonLinux-5256.shtml

For Knoppix 5.3.1: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/KNOPPIX-Live-DVD-2621.shtml



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Post by D4v1dH4ckm4n on Mon May 19, 2008 2:40 am

Where would one find this "live cd" you speak of?

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Solved Try ship it

Post by graingert on Sat May 24, 2008 8:30 pm

Try https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ they will send you a cd completely free as in beer

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