I forgot to include a swap partition as well - 256-512mb as a ballpark size.
On Friday 8 July 2005 16:19, Kevin Philp wrote:
>You probably want to dual boot your laptop. If you go for one of the easier
> to install distro's you normally get the option to resize your windows
> partition during the install.
>>The advice I was given was to defrag and order your windows partition first
> to ensure that everything is squashed into the beginning of the partiion
> then you won't lose anything when you shrink the partition... it worked for
>>Shrinking the partition and setting up your new partitions can all be done
>during the install. So pick a distro and boot the cd.
>>When you set up your new Linux partitions, to keep it simple you could just
>use two new partitions - one for / (root) and another for your home files
>(/home). Once again to keep life simple choose ext3 when asked for a
>filesystem. Some distro's have an "auto allocate" button which will do all
>this for you.
>>You will also be asked where to put the bootloader. I generally just go for
>the MBR (master boot record) and the installation is usually bright enough
> to spot your Windows partition and add that to the bootloader as well. When
> reboot you will get a menu that asks you wether you want Windows or Linux.
>>You need to pick a distro'.....always a contentious issue. If its your first
>dive into Linux I would suggest: Suse (Novell), Mandrive (Mandrake) or
> Fedora (Redhat). They all have well polished installation procedures that
> you should find easy to follow.
>>On Friday 8 July 2005 15:37, O'Connor Paul-poconn04 wrote:
>>Hi I am new to Linux and want to install on my laptop. I guess I must
>> re-parition my hard drive. It's a inspiron 510m. Any guide lines to
>>Paul O Connor
>>>>Development Environment & Computing Solutions (DECS),
>>Email: poconn04 at motorola.com>>Phone: + 353-21-4511705
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