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    Problem Linux setup

    I was wondering how would you go about setting up linux.
    I wanted it to be intergratable to xp and other windows.
    would the best way to partion my harddrive 160gb into 2 80's and have linux on one half and
    windows xp/2k on the other
    becuase i need windows to play games (doom 3, CS, UT 2k4)
    as i heard linux is pretty crap at it.

    thx

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    Re: Linux setup

    the bootloader recognizes your windows installation so when you boot up your system it will give you a selection screen, or you can have it boot automatically into either OS. I would let the windows partition be a little larger in size so you can fit as many games as you want on there(100/60 maybe ). What distro will you be using?

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    Re: Linux setup

    Im not sure which distro to use as of yet.
    i was going to get some live cds, and reccomendations would be helpful
    I want a basic linux that is pretty easy to get the hang of.
    ? and how many distros can u have of linux on one partion?

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    Re: Linux setup

    the easiest to get used to is either SUSE 9.1 or Mandrake 10.0. I think you can have as many distros on a partition as you want if space permits, but you will need to create atleast two partitions(one main, one swap).

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    Re: Linux setup

    Quote Originally Posted by $YN.
    how many distros can u have of linux on one partion?
    You need at least one partition for each distribution, plus a swap partition that can be common for all distributions.

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    Re: Linux setup

    I have a 200Gb drive.

    All my personal data are in a second drive.

    The 200Gb has only operating systems. 15Gb for XP, between 5 or 10Gb for each Linux (only Fedora Core 2 is over 5Gb in my case). Every Linux is confined to only one partition.
    There are currently 28 partitions with 16 distros, one XP and a few empty slots.

    Each distro is bootable (more accurately "chainloadable") if there is a bootloader inside its partition. Whenever a new Linux is installed it will search each partition and include it as a booting choice if it finds a bootloader inside. Thus Linux will integrate everything by default.

    For easy management I recommend XP to put into the first primary partition as Linux can be placed anywhere. One swap partition is enough for all the distros.

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    Re: Linux setup

    from my understanding you can do doom3 and ut2k4. CS should work too, but might be the slower of the 3. basically openGL is good...
    I know exactly how the PC works. I understand the OOO, superscalar and superpiplined designs. I just don't understand how the PC doesn't work as shown in so many cases.

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