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Decipher 11-06-01 08:04 PM

Linux Users
 
Hey wassup guys....i am currently running win me and want

to add linux to my box. I got 1 40 gig hdd and need to know a

way to partition it in half or 30/10 and add linux to it. I have

heard of a program called partition magic but never really got

familiar with it. any help is appreicated.

Thanks,

Decipher

PS...any reconmendations of what ver of linux to mess with?

al_bundy 11-06-01 08:38 PM

With partition magic you can repartition your HD without destorying the data. I'd go with Redhat. You can get Pro server 7.2 from Amazon for $179.

Decipher 11-06-01 08:42 PM

redhat heh? ill try that one. thanks a lot teplitsa. any other sugesstions from anyone else?

Dave99 11-06-01 09:19 PM

Yeah, download the free versions of linux. You don't need the high dollar versions, virtually all of it is free anyway. With the box versions, you are paying for support.

Dave

Originally posted by Decipher
redhat heh? ill try that one. thanks a lot teplitsa. any other sugesstions from anyone else?

Dead 11-06-01 09:26 PM

Try RedHat, Mandrake, or Corel. All have graphical installs and support a pretty good variety of hardware. If you find that the install doesn't go well with one, just try another and see if it works better. For my hardware, Corel has been the most compatible and I think the installer at the time was a bit better than the others (might not be now though).

Decipher 11-06-01 09:33 PM

free versions? where?

mikehunt 11-06-01 09:52 PM

http://www.linuxiso.org/


Originally posted by Decipher
free versions? where?

Jason Northrup 11-06-01 10:03 PM

I have Suse on my machine. I also like Mandrake. I've also heard that Debian is good.

al_bundy 11-07-01 09:49 AM


Originally posted by Dave99
Yeah, download the free versions of linux. You don't need the high dollar versions, virtually all of it is free anyway. With the box versions, you are paying for support.

Dave

The free versions have graphical installers that are great for newbies. They also have a lot of apps bundled in. Sure you can download them all, but it's great having them in one package.

Decipher 11-07-01 10:12 PM

thanks for all the help guys...i just d/led partition magic..ill get linux later on tonite ill probably have it running by tomarrow..once again..thanks for all your help


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