[clug-talk] Re: Need Help Installing Linux

Michael Lauzon mlauzon at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 09:04:47 PDT 2005


Last time I tried any of the distros with a text-based installer the
CDs went flying out the window because I got stuck in a loop doing
everything over and over again and not getting anywhere.  Yes, I know
Gentoo has a text-based installer...and I have to work the day of the
Installfest; of course this is all providing I do get the laptop.


Michael

On 9/9/05, Cirez Communications, inc. <jacirez at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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