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Old 04-19-2005, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My PC broke couple days ago and, right now, my only option is to format and install everything from scratch.

Couple month ago I downloaded Fedora Linux. It sounded like a good startup for newbies that have never ran Linux before. So I did... Unfortunetely, something went wrong and I had to format my HD.

Right now, since I don't have anything to lose, I'd like to install [Fedora] Linux on my PC with Windows XP Home. Here are couple questions that I have:

1. Which one should I install first? Linux or Windows?

2. Can [Fedora] Linux access NTFS partitions?

3. Is it safe to install both on the same HD?

4. Anything else that I should know before doing this?

Thanks. I'm not a complete n00b to PCs... Just to Linux

Here's my PC:

-No operating system-
Albatron K8X800 Pro 2 with 1.06a BIOS motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (ClawHammer)
1024 MB DDRAM (512MB of 3200 and 512MB of 2700)
Gigabyte NVIDIA 6800 128MB DDRAM OC 360MHz proc 730MHz mem
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM Hard Drive w/8 MB cache
350 Watt Power Supply
5 case fans / runs cool
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Which one should I install first? Linux or Windows?

2. Can [Fedora] Linux access NTFS partitions?

3. Is it safe to install both on the same HD?

4. Anything else that I should know before doing this?

1: I'd PERSONALLY install Windows first, if you're planning to use BOTH.
2: I believe so.
3: It is safe to install both, but seperate partitions, make sure there's enough room for both, though.
4: Have fun
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2: I remember reading that ntfs is for windows only, so you would have to use FAT32.
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1. Install Windows
2. Install Norton PartitionMagic
3.Create Linux Partition
4.Install Linux
5.Go get some cofee
6.ENJOY!!!!
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