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  1. Linux and XP together on a notebook

    Hallo, is it possible to run linux and xp together on a laptop without
    too much trouble ? I am rather not a Linux expert, but I am not too
    anxious to get into it if it is necessary.

    I would really appreciate any hints, e.g. which models are better for
    such a project.

    Thanks Peter

  2. Re: Linux and XP together on a notebook

    criticalheap wrote:

    > Hallo, is it possible to run linux and xp together on a laptop without
    > too much trouble ? I am rather not a Linux expert, but I am not too
    > anxious to get into it if it is necessary.
    >
    > I would really appreciate any hints, e.g. which models are better for
    > such a project.


    It's certanly doable. Just use a partition resizing utility, to shrink the
    Windows partition and then install Linux. Any notebook that Linux runs on
    would be suitable. I've got an IBM ThinkPad R31.

    Also, if you're running XP, you can create a FAT32 partition, and move the
    "My Documents" folder to it. You'll then be able to access your data from
    either OS.

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  3. Re: Linux and XP together on a notebook

    criticalheap wrote:
    > Hallo, is it possible to run linux and xp together on a laptop without
    > too much trouble ? I am rather not a Linux expert, but I am not too
    > anxious to get into it if it is necessary.
    >
    > I would really appreciate any hints, e.g. which models are better for
    > such a project.
    >
    > Thanks Peter

    I have xp and debian on a compal pII 266MHz with 8 GB hard drive with
    the following partitioning info:

    ral@debian1:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/hda

    Disk /dev/hda: 8195 MB, 8195281920 bytes
    240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1058 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 542 4097488+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda2 * 543 581 294840 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 582 585 30240 83 Linux
    /dev/hda4 586 1058 3575880 5 Extended
    /dev/hda5 586 818 1761448+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda6 819 824 45328+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda7 825 863 294808+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda8 864 1031 1270048+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda9 1032 1058 204088+ 82 Linux swap
    ral@debian1:~$ sudo cfdisk -Ps /dev/hda
    Partition Table for /dev/hda

    First Last
    # Type Sector Sector Offset Length Filesystem Type
    (ID) Flag
    -- ------- ----------- ----------- ------ -----------
    -------------------- ----
    1 Primary 0 8195039 63 8195040 W95 FAT32 (0B)
    None
    2 Primary 8195040 8784719 0 589680 Linux (83)
    Boot
    3 Primary 8784720 8845199 0 60480 Linux (83)
    None
    4 Primary 8845200 15996959 0 7151760 Extended (05)
    None
    5 Logical 8845200 12368159 63 3522960 Linux (83)
    None
    6 Logical 12368160 12458879 63 90720 Linux (83)
    None
    7 Logical 12458880 13048559 63 589680 Linux (83)
    None
    8 Logical 13048560 15588719 63 2540160 Linux (83)
    None
    9 Logical 15588720 15996959 63 408240 Linux swap (82)
    None

    ral@debian1:~$ mount
    /dev/hda2 on / type ext2 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
    /dev/hda3 on /boot type ext2 (rw,noatime)
    /dev/hda5 on /usr type ext2 (rw,noatime)
    /dev/hda6 on /tmp type ext2 (rw,noatime)
    /dev/hda7 on /var type ext2 (rw,noatime)
    /dev/hda8 on /home type ext2 (rw,noatime)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)


  4. Re: Linux and XP together on a notebook

    James Knott sat down at the computer and pounded the following into the
    keyboard:

    > Also, if you're running XP, you can create a FAT32 partition, and move the
    > "My Documents" folder to it. You'll then be able to access your data from
    > either OS.


    Alternatively use a 2.6.x kernel with NTFS-write support, although I would
    suggest the FAT32 option. NTFS support is mediocre at best.

    To answer the original question, installing a dual-boot system is an
    absolute breeze *as long as you install XP first*. Getting laptop's
    special features (powersaving, hibernate, etc) to work in Linux takes a
    bit of work.

    Speaking of which, does anyone have a HOWTO on getting a suspend-to-disk
    working on a Linux laptop (Mandrake 9.2, non-mdk 2.6.5 kernel, Averatec
    3150)? I got all the other power features working....

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