[clug-talk] Re: Need Help Installing Linux

Cirez Communications, inc. jacirez at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 17:23:39 PDT 2005


Try slackware w/KDE 3.4...This is what I run on my laptop...
Installed and everything runs fine: ACER travelmate2300...

On 9/9/05, Shawn <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 
> My thoughts.
> 
> Shawn
> 
> 
> 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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