[clug-talk] Re: Need Help Installing Linux

Michael Lauzon mlauzon at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 11:08:00 PDT 2005


I do not know how to do any of that, I am still a Linux newbie, hence
my request for help as I have to work the day of the Installfest so I
cannot go that day.




On 9/10/05, Cirez Communications, inc. <jacirez at gmail.com> wrote:
> Michael,
> I guess it's all relative. Installing a dual boot linux/XP laptop took
> me all of five minutes. No need to remove the windows installtion;
> just reduce the size of the NTFS partition and add the linux partition
> layout with fdisk. Like I said, all my hardware was configured right
> out the box...Even the miniPCI card and the sound.
> I even wrote a script that updates the whole sha-bang every couple of weeks...
> 
> On 9/10/05, Michael Lauzon <mlauzon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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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