Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:10 PM
You might also consider having a Virtual Machine for XP. VirtualBox works quite well and it is nice to have both on at the same time. This assumes that you have a fast enough machine with enough memory.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:21 PM
If I have time I'll look around.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:29 PM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 01:10 PM
Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:30 AM
Also, if you choose to install PCLinuxOS and need to do custom partitioning, keep in mind you need to make a root (/) partition for programs and system data, a home (/home) partition for your personal files, and a swap partition that acts like the paging file in Windows, but must be isolated on its own partition. 2-4GB for swap should be more than enough.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:10 AM
Ok, I've downloaded a PCLinuxOS .iso file. I'm going to wipe out my previous install of XP, so I won't bother with shrinking any partitions. Now, if I were to install XP first, could I just create a separate partition with the Windows setup and then install Linux on it? Or would I be better off doing it the other way 'round? Also, how do I go about installing Linux? Do I just boot to the CD and let it run? Are there any options that I would be better off configuring one way or another? Help!!
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:59 PM
You can't create your Linux partitions in Windows because M$ would rather act like a superior filesystem such as ext3 does not exist. Windows can't read or create the file format that Linux uses. You can leave empty space for you Linux partitions but you will not be able to format them.
Installing Linux is not much different then installing Windows. When you create your partitions you will want one partitions to be your filesystem formatted in ext3 and mounted to /. In Linux / is sort of like C:\ in Windows. You will need a second partition. The second partition is used for virtual RAM and is known as "swap". This is much more efficient than Window's paging file. You want your swap space to be a minimum of 2GB and typically twice the amount of RAM that you have.
Hope this helps.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:17 PM
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