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Unable to install linux on hard disk

AmberJain
884 Expert 512MB
Hello, linux newbie here. PLZ HELP.
I recently downloaded DSL (Damn Small Linux) ISO image from the internet and couldnot install it to hard disk. Live CD works fine on my PC. I have 2 partitions C: and D: (both 20 GB). How to install linux on D: and do I need to uninstall windows XP which is already installed on C: drive.

THANKS IN ADVANCE TO EVERYONE.......
Feb 26 '08 #1
3 1903
You can have dual boot, not an issue.

no need uninstall the XP.

but if you install linux in D Drive , the drive and the contents can not be seen in windows [because the file types are different which windows will not be able to identify] and also the data will be erased before installing.

select D: and format it and organize the drive with the following file systems with req size

/
/var
/home
/swap double the size if u r RAM
/boot
/usr

let me know if it helps or you need more information.
Feb 27 '08 #2
AmberJain
884 Expert 512MB
You can have dual boot, not an issue.

no need uninstall the XP.

but if you install linux in D Drive , the drive and the contents can not be seen in windows [because the file types are different which windows will not be able to identify] and also the data will be erased before installing.

select D: and format it and organize the drive with the following file systems with req size

/
/var
/home
/swap double the size if u r RAM
/boot
/usr

let me know if it helps or you need more information.
I certainly need more information.
Please tell me following---------->
1. If I install linux on C drive, then can I see contents of XP (which I will install on D drive) ?
2. Which anti virus do I need to install for linux?
3. What file system does linux supports?

THANKs
Feb 27 '08 #3
AmberJain
884 Expert 512MB
You can have dual boot, not an issue.

no need uninstall the XP.

but if you install linux in D Drive , the drive and the contents can not be seen in windows [because the file types are different which windows will not be able to identify] and also the data will be erased before installing.

select D: and format it and organize the drive with the following file systems with req size

/
/var
/home
/swap double the size if u r RAM
/boot
/usr

let me know if it helps or you need more information.
Please give me a detailed description about Formatting the drive and making filesystems /, /var, /home etc.
Can I create these file systems fromm windows xp?
Please help........

THANKS............
Feb 29 '08 #4

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