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    Dual Boot System

    I would like to install a version of linux (free version since im new) and my windows xp, what version of linux would you suggest, and wich opsys should i install 1st?

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    Re: Dual Boot System

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie3000
    what version of linux would you suggest
    Kanotix, http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=kanotix

    and wich opsys should i install 1st?
    Windows XP.

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    Is Kanotix in english? beacuse there site is in what looks like german...?

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    Kanotix is German, as is Knoppix. I am an anglophone, and I use/prefer Knoppix. Just be sure to download the "EN" (English) .ISO.

    Here is a brief, then you fill in the rest..
    1. Download and write the IMAGE to CD (not the file, rather the image).
    2. Install WinXP (it will use th whole HDD)
    3. Boot Knoppix LiveCD
    4. Start KDE (the start button) >> SYSTEM >> QTPARTED
    5. Select and make the WinXP partition smaller
    6. Select the new space and tell QTPARTED it should be ext2
    7. Write the new partition table (click the 'save' icon)
    8. Find the correct 'knoppix-hdinstall' command (it changes a lot) on this Forum
    9. Install Knoppix on the new ext2 partition

    I recommend making a BOOT FLOPPY so you do not have to write LILO or GRUB to HDD. That's your choice. Experiment.

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    Kool

    Thanks for the info..

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    You people don't read anything, don't you? Knoppix is NOT good for hdd installation:

    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/HD_Insta...g_not_to_do_it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdjokic
    You people don't read anything, don't you? Knoppix is NOT good for hdd installation:

    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/HD_Insta...g_not_to_do_it
    This is a lesson in "I am a jerk."

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    I've just installed Kanotix 2005-04-Lite -RC21, dual booting with Windows XP. I set up two separate extended partitions for /root and /home and also a 500MB swap file. The Kanotix installer was incredibly easy to use. There is an excellent "Kanotix Manual" which takes you step by step through the installation. 18 minutes later everything was up and running. I've since upgraded to Kanotix 2005-04-RC1 using the same simple to use installer.

    drb

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