[clug-talk] Need Help Installing Linux
sgrover at open2space.com
Fri Sep 9 17:03:34 PDT 2005
I went through this exercise a short while ago.
First, you'll likely need to repartition your drive to make room for one or
more Linux partitions. For myself, I just wiped the drive, created my
partitions, then installed XP with my laptop recovery CDs. Windows was
installed to the first partition.
Next, I installed Gentoo into the other partitions, and used grub as my
bootloader - with an entry for Windows, and for Linux. Works fine.
That said though, you may not want to do Gentoo for the first time in this
type of situation. Gentoo can be tough to get right the first few times
(AWESOME documentation though, which really speeds up the learning process).
And laptops require some special attention, and can be challenging to get
everything running right (my sound, wireless nic, and power management still
aren't quite right). If it's a practice box, go for it, but if you need this
to be operational asap, I'd recommend another distro (Ubuntu maybe?) that
does a better job of automagically finding the hardware.
On Friday 09 September 2005 13:07, Michael Lauzon wrote:
> This is upon my purchase of a laptop, it has Windows XP which I want
> to keep so the laptop will dual-boot WXP and Linux using LILO.
> I am interested in Gentoo Linux. If anyone can help please let me know.
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