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I'm a noob.... I have two hard drives. one of them have windows xp on it. and that is my current operating system. and I need to but linux on ...
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    dual booting


    I'm a noob....
    I have two hard drives.
    one of them have windows xp on it.
    and that is my current operating system.
    and I need to but linux on the other hard drive.
    but I don't know witch linux to get.
    and how to dual boot the two operating system, so that I can choose witch one I wan't to use when I start up my pc.
    Can any one give me detailed steps on how to do this?

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    Shoot for Ubuntu. Very easy install.

    Ubuntu will guide you through the dual boot. Here's a good visual guide:

    Installing a Dual-Boot with Windows and Ubuntu


    GL.

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    The good way for newbies to start on this forums is to go Here
    and regarding Dualbooting every linux operating system installs a boot loader through which you can do dual booting.

    Regarding Harddisk partioning you must be causious. So read installation guides of Distro you choose before you go for partioning
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDust
    and how to dual boot the two operating system, so that I can choose witch one I wan't to use when I start up my pc.
    Can any one give me detailed steps on how to do this?
    Hi and Welcome !

    Dual boot in Two Hard Disks setup depends on Linux Distro you choose. First of all, pick any Linux Distro and let us know about that. We will post the instructions for Installation and Dual Boot setup here.
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    I want to use Knoppix

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    if i am not wrong Knoppix comes with LILO, when you'll start to install knoppix to your harddrive, for bootloader section LILO detecs windows automaticly and also add Knoppix to your MBR.
    After installation, you'll reboot your computer and LILO will list the two operating system.

    ıf you have partitioned your hard drive, you don't need to do anything for dual boot. The most important part is partition the hard drive.

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    Can you give me a link to download Knoppix?
    and do I have to partition my second hard drive?

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    KNOPPIX - Live Linux Filesystem On CD

    i'm sorry i haven't noticed that you have second hard drive, you don't need to partition it.

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    It looks like you can only burn it to a cd and boot of that.
    how to I install it to my hard drive?

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    yes you are right, Knoppix is a Live Linux System, if you wanto to install it on your hard drive, just open a terminal and then type: "knoppix-installer"

    ps:knoppix-installer command is not permanent, it can change as Knoppix version.

    Category:Hard drive Installation - Knoppix Documentation Wiki

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