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    Can I install Gentoo WITHOUT messing up my windows XP install???


    I want to install Gentoo Linux but I have windows XP here that I cannot mess up... can I still install Gentoo???

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    You can install as many distros as you like untill you have free space and partition. I have Windows XP + 6 Linux distros in my test machine.
    Create two new partitions, ext3 for / and a SWAP partition.
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    A good practice in my opinion is to create a /home partition as well. It is the "equivalent" of My Documents/Documents and Settings, made right. This means that you can reinstall Gentoo in the future or upgrade to a newer version and your files will be in their place as well as your configuration files for your applications!

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