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Re: Linux and Windows.

  • Subject: Re: Linux and Windows.
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:48:49 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Gordon ] on Friday 17 March 2006 13:41 \__

> On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 05:37:32 -0800, bobby wrote:
>> All this is new to me.  I need to know if I can install Linux on a
>> Windows XP machine.  If so where may I get more information on this
>> process.  Thanks.

To be a wee bit pedantic, there is no such thing as a "Windows XP machine".
There is a *machine* and an operating system can be installed on it. So
surely you can install Linux on it. You should choose a Linux disribution
depending on the capacity of the machine.

> Dual boot video tutorial here:
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6104490811311898236&q
> It refers to Ubuntu, but the principles are the same for any distro......

That's a nice video. If the OP was referring to dual-boot, this would be a
good path to take. If the OP wanted to runs Linux on top of Windows
("install Linux on a Windows XP machine" was the phrasing), I recommend the
following, whose hit-and-run author (Dennis Daniels) once posted to this


These are screencasts.

Hope it helps,


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