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May make a third partition and install Linux or, is needed t

Postby lse123 » 10. December 2008 19:43

I have a WIN XP SP3 notebook 32-bit PC well I plan Dual Boot with Linux (same PC). Now I have in my laptop two Partitions [XP]... May make a third partition and install Linux or, is needed to format again whole HDD and make two partitions ? The first is it difficult to get done ? If is done Linux can make use of everything in the PC apart from windows partition ?

If I want RUN LINUX from the CDROM ... any software run(not linux OS) must be installed on memory RAM, how I do this ?
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Re: May make a third partition and install Linux or, is needed t

Postby lse123 » 10. December 2008 20:44

Is needed to DELETE first the one partition(contents) and after split(make third) or this is optional I may keep may data/software ?
What we mean by saying "defrag you're windows partitions first" ?
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Re: May make a third partition and install Linux or, is needed t

Postby Wiedmann » 10. December 2008 21:03

Is needed to DELETE first the one partition(contents) and after split(make third) or this is optional I may keep may data/software ?

You should address this issue in a support forum for the Linux distribution of your choice.

Is needed to DELETE first the one partition(contents) and after split(make third

If you delete an existing partition, your existing data ist lost... The reason for splitting a partition is to not lost existing data. But ask maker from the software which are you using for the split.

What we mean by saying "defrag you're windows partitions first" ?

Exactly what you read: If you want split a Windows partition, first defrag it.
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Re: May make a third partition and install Linux or, is needed t

Postby lse123 » 11. December 2008 08:10

What to search for "split partition to make third software" ? can you give me main soft titles ?
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Re: May make a third partition and install Linux or, is needed t

Postby Wiedmann » 11. December 2008 08:52

From what I know, this step (and software) is part of the installer from the most Linux distributions. Just read the install docu from your distribution.
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