View Full Version : All help appreciated

11-17-2004, 03:00 AM
I am new to linux(just downloaded yesterday). I got knoppix cause I wanted to test out linux without using my hard drive. I know theres post that explain installing knoppix to hard drive, but I was hoping somebody can give me a step by step instructions. I have an 80 gigabyte hard drive and WinXP Home. Windows XP set the partition to take up all but 8m of the hard drive. Please Help me. Thanks in advance. :cry

11-17-2004, 05:27 AM
I think your 8m free is your hard drives cache.

I run 80 Gb drive with Debian and Win XP
have 160GB drive with knoppix and storage partition.

I set up all my partitions first then installed XP then installed debian and knoppix.

Telling XP to only use one particular partition. I then specified which partition debian and knoppix was to use.

My partions are Primary HD
20GB windows XP /dev/hda2
58GB Debian /dev /hda1
2GB Swap /dev/hda3

Secondary HD

10 GB /dev/hdb1
2GB /dev/hdb2
148GB /devhdb3

To setup partitions I boot with knoppix and used Qparted to partition.
I did start with empty hard drives.

hope this helps

11-19-2004, 11:50 PM
thank you very much. I ended up having to reinstall windows so I left some space open for Knoppix.