From: Michael Conry (michael.conry at domain ucd.ie)
Date: Wed 19 May 1999 - 13:55:45 IST
I am considering installing Linux as a boot option onto an existing Windows NT
From what I have read about Linux, both on this list and elsewhere, it seems
that there is a certain amount of risk involved in adding a Linux boot to an
existing system (e.g. NT). As I understand it, this risk is mostly due to the need
to re-partition disks.
How real is the risk of losing files in doing a Linux installation? Also, if a
hard drive was installed specifically to run Linux on (with no Windows/NT partitions
on it at all) would this make things easier? (would there be any danger of damaging
the other disks' file systems?).
One other ignorant question: if a video card is not supported (as I think is the
case with the Intergraph Intense 3D Pro 3410 (AGP)), is it possible to use it at all
under a Linux system?
Any advice will be gratefully received.
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