Installing Linux as a second operating system

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Hello all ... I am currently I a running XP Pro on an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 2 Gigs of RAM and 750 Gigs on 3 hard drives. Could anyone please point me to a link that will tell me how to install Linux as a second operating system?

Thanks!!
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pradeep's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2005
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This will tell u how to Dual boot Ubuntu n Windows XP, http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/...ot-laptop.html
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Science.com's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2010
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is it possible to have two linux os with windows?

thanks for everyone answer me....
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mriganka's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2010
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yes, its possible to use Linux with XP.
use Fedora (can be downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org)
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Science.com's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2010
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thanks dear for answering, but i didnt mean that

i mean

installing xp , fedora, and ubuntu three os

is that possible...?

and i hope i get some articles or steps for doing that..
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ksrao's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2010
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Hi,

I will suggest simple method for Dual Booting.

1. First install Windows O/S.
2. Delete one of your existing Logical partition and make it Free memory.
( It Should be at least 6 GB)
3. Put the REDHAT LINUX Cd-01
4. Then Follow the total linux Installation Procedure .

Regards
Kolla Sanjeeva Rao.

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ksrao's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2010
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Hi,
Here i will give step by step procedure for linux installation already if your machine is loaded with XP.

1. Delete one of your existing logical partition and make it FREE memory space at least 6 GB.
2. Put the LINUX CD and Select the option boot from CD-ROM Mode.
3. Here you can install in two ways
(a) for GUI mode > LINUX (just press Enter)
(b) for TEXT mode > LINUX Text
4. It will ask for the size of partitions in manual mode with the help of DISKDRUID (partition tool).
5. Create and give the sizes for mandatory directories
(a) / 4000MB
(b) /boot 100 MB fixed
(c) /home depending up on number of users
(d) /usr depending on your applications
(e) /var
(f) swap double of the RAM.
6. Choose the boot loader GRUB/LILO.
7. Give the root password
8. After installing all CDS it will ask for first CD again.
9. Reboot the System.
10. WELCOME TO REDHAT linix......

Regards
Kolla Sanjeeva Rao

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