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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

I recently purchased a new pc with only Linux Linpus installed.I need to have a version of Windows installed so that I can use my existing hardware and software.

I am unable to do so.I have Linpus installed but Windows will not install.

Any solutions that will work.

Someone gave me a disk to do a low level format. Didn't work I had to use the recovery disk to get Linpus back on.

I think I want to change my Linux operating system to Ubuntu, and I gradually want to eliminate the need for Windows but I need to do it bit by bit and properly.

I assume someone has been in my position and i would be grateful for any advice

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

You need to install Windows first, and then Linux.
A clue as to the make, model and specification of the PC might help.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

And a separate hard drive might also be useful.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

I agree, I wrecked my computer the other day due to over hacking...rofl, so I thought I would install Vista on a spare partition for a poke around...it wouldn't play ball, it has to be installed on a 'primary' partition not a logical or extended otherwise it won't install. It then wouldn't work with my hardware and blue screened every time I logged in within 30 seconds...but thats for another thread....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

What makes you think you need to install Windows to use your existing hardware? Most hardware is supported by Linux.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

linuxgirlie wrote:
I agree, I wrecked my computer the other day due to over hacking...rofl.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:30 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

hehe thanks, its my World of Warcraft Char...Aroni (Blood Elf - Paladin) .. run on Linux using Cedega of course.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:03 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

What? It's not a photo of you? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

I knew that! Her antennae aren't that long Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Installing Windows alongside Linux Reply with quote

They would make for good Wi-Fi reception though Smile
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