On Monday 29 August 2005 09:49, Kevin Philp wrote:
> We have to buy a laptop for one of our new guys and he will need to plug it
> into our network when he is in the office. It will be our first laptop user
> based in the office so its new territory for me. Two options:
>> 1. Let him keep his laptop with WinXP on it and set up Samba to support
>> 2. Force him to comply to our Linux only network and dual boot his laptop
> so he can use Linux when he is here.
>> I prefer option 2 but he is complaining that "WinXP doesn't like you
> messing with hard drive partition tables"... is there any truth in this or
> can I happily repartition his laptop hard drive, drop Linux on and boot
> from Grub?
>> Any bad experiences on dual booting Linux with WinXP on laptops?
>> Doesn't WinXP use ntfs and how well is that supported in Linux?
While it is true that some laptops may not like some kernels, in general most
laptops should work without many problems. Watch out for power saving, and
the modem. There should be no problem with dual booting and your linux boot
writing to the NTFS partition.
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