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    multi-booting from external HD


    Hey everyone I'm new to Linux. New being I just bought the a Linux bible and have some copys of linux to use.

    What I want to do:

    I just bought a new 500GB EXTERNAL Hard Drive, of which, I want to put 2 different copies of Linux in it as well as Windows XP (Windows XP is uninstalled).

    I know for a fact I want to install Ubuntu and I'll know shortly which other copy I'll want to install.

    I was just wondering if you guys would provide me with some steps to installing these copies of Linux and partitioning my hard drive.

    If this is unclear in anyway, leave a message and I'll try to make it most clear.

    Thanks a lot.

    Double-helix

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    Mr. Double-Helix first install Windows XP that you have in the first Partition. Then while you are installing Linux(any flavour) Just create a 200MB boot Partition of ext2 FileSystem(Primary Partition). And then Specify your Root Partition's size and install the linux as your Distribution guides you.

    NOTE: You can install Linux in a logical drive!!!!!!!!!

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    I actually planned on installing Linux first, which a friend told me would be a bit harder to do (I don't know if that's true or not).

    Questions:
    what would the 200MB partition of ext2 FileSystem do?

    and I have no idea what a logical drive is.

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    No if u want Windows to work properly you have to install it before u proceed with linux. Then choose your flavour I trust Ubuntu is best for the amateurs It ll Take care about everything.

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