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Help with duel boot

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by brc80, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. brc80

    brc80 Senior Member

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    Ok im going to dive into the world of linux, i want to run a duel boot setup, is there a distro out there i should be looking at that would set this up as i install or do i need to do the formating and partioning myself?

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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    use mandrake, suse, red-hat, or linspire :)
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yip, any of the aforemention distros will do you fine and be easier than some of the more manual install versions.

    Linux uses either grub or lilo mainly for a bootloader, and during install it is going to ask you where you want to install it. Install it on the MBR, I usually still set it up to use Windows as the default. Once you have it installed, you're probably going to want to edit the bootloader to time out a little longer. Redhats Fedora times out in five seconds default, so if you have just turned your machine on, you'll mioss it and go to Windows (or whatever you have as default)
     
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    idiot me, i totally forgot to add fedora!
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Well Fedora is Redhats testing ground, so not really :)
     
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