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Dear people, Take pity on me, I am installing Linux for the first time. I have two local disks, one completely free with 40 GB of free space, more than ...
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    two local disks


    Dear people,

    Take pity on me, I am installing Linux for the first time.

    I have two local disks, one completely free with 40 GB of free space, more than enough for Linux.

    However, when I try to install Linux it won't let me do anything because it says a root partition has not been assigned. What is going on?

    What can I do to install Linux on the second local disk while keeping Windows XP functional?


    Thanks

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    You probably need to partition the second harddrive.
    This can be done either from a LiveCD, or a linux installation cd.

    And yes, you can keep your Windows intact.
    What you do is you install linux on your second harddrive,
    and then use a bootloader (GRUB or Lilo) which will allow you
    to choose which operating system to start from.

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