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Old 04-01-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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i wanna install linux on my pc so i can use it wen im not playin games on windows. i used partition magic (its awesome) to partition a linux partition. i think its linux partition 2 (is 3 better?) anyway i have the linux but i cant unrar it to the partition. i am trying to do this from win 2k. can someone help me w/ this?

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Old 04-01-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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Well, I just installed Linux less than a week ago and I love it! depending on what distro of Linux you have Partition MAgic may not work you may have to use FDISK. Instant message me with AIM at computergen7 so we can talk about it there

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Old 04-02-2005, 07:42 AM   #3
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I've managed to run Partition Magic in Win2K with no probs whatsoever.

You have a rar? You should download the disk images (.ISO files) from the distro site and burn them onto CD using CD Recording Wizard (Google it), and when all the discs are burnt, put in disc one and reboot your machine, making sure you've set the CD drive to the top of the boot list in BIOS.

If you have disc 1 in, you'll get the install program for Linux. Then follow the instructions, installing it onto your Linux 2 or Linux 3 partition. PM should have made a swap partition for you, just don't install anything onto your NTFS/FAT32 partition.

If dualbooting with Win 98, put GRUB/LILO onto the MBR. If dualbooting with Win2K/XP, put it onto the /boot part of the Linux partition.
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