windowsxp and linux on 1 comp

  rainwarrior 19:44 16 Sep 2003
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hi if i have a prtitioned drive can i run win xp and linux9.1 mandrake, so a different os on each partition as i cant get 2 machines at the mo

  powerless 19:47 16 Sep 2003

Yes one OS on one partition and the other OS on the other partition.

  rainwarrior 20:04 16 Sep 2003

so my plan is xp on c: and all drivers, for games and stuff i just want linux for the net how would i work that would i need the modem installin with linux as well as xp or just on linux

  powerless 20:13 16 Sep 2003

Windows C:

Linux man 9.1 actually has 3 partitons. When you create your partitons. Create one partiton and leave the other part as "Free Space". When you install Linux, linux will create 3 partitons from this free space.

Linux can see a Windows partiton.

But Windows cannot see a the Linux parttions. Although within Windows you can see the three linux partitons. But not what is on them.

Drivers from linux and windows are different.

So install Windows First...Install all your drivers and programs.

Then install linux. When yoiu install Linux be careful as you can wipe the whole drive.

When you install Linux hopefully it will pick all your hardware up.

The modem - What moden do you have?

  ams4127 20:13 16 Sep 2003

Powerless is right. Linux will pick up your modem (provided it is supported)

  ams4127 20:14 16 Sep 2003

Sorry Powerless. You type too quick!!

  rainwarrior 20:17 16 Sep 2003

not a cluejust runnin an internal modem runnin supervoice drivers comes up somethin like hamr500

  ams4127 20:31 16 Sep 2003

Run a Google search under Linux modems and see what you get.

  dth 21:14 16 Sep 2003

I suspect that you might have a problem with your modem with Linux. Many modems are designed to work with windows doing most of the work. With Linux you tend to need a hardware (or external) modem.

Give it a go anyway.

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