October 3rd, 2003, 03:28 AM
I am going to boot XP Pro, but what version of Linux should I use?
October 3rd, 2003, 03:33 AM
Any damn version you want
Just make sure you have XP installed first before you install *nix
October 3rd, 2003, 03:37 AM
RE: Any damn version
Heh, ok. Any ideas on space alotment? I have 40 gig HD. :-/
October 3rd, 2003, 03:38 AM
The version of linux that you use does not make a difference if you use XP, 2000 or whatever.
October 3rd, 2003, 03:40 AM
if you mean What version can you dual boot ..if im not mistaken you can boot ever version with XP ...if you ask what is the best version i've searched the forums for you and came up with these ...
if you would like to look through the search yourself
and for the space ..depend which one youre gonna use most ...to download applications and such ..i'd say 20/20 is pretty good
edit: im preatty sure you know this but if you want to download a linux version www.linuxiso.org is the place
October 3rd, 2003, 03:48 AM
like cheyenne said, whatever you want.
I'm not sure what linux skill level is, but Mandrake and RedHat seem to be popular among the new users.
i'm not sure if the system you're dual-booting is a laptop or tower, but if you can, put the OSes on seperate drives. Not only do you give each OS more space, but I think you'll see a small performance difference by using 2 drives. Granted you have the extra hard drive and space for it. If not 2 partitions would work.
I actually run both solutions. My Dell desktop is dual-booted with Windows 2000 Pro and RedHat 7.3 (yeah...yeah...yeah, I need to upgrade ) each on their own drive. My laptop is triple-booted with XP Pro, RedHat 9 (soon to be either Debian, BSD or Slack) and Windows 2000 Pro, that's all on ONE 40GB hdd. Granted the laptop is a 2.08Ghz machine and the desktop is 1.5, but I do notice a difference between the system with two hdd for the OSes and the laptop.
just my $.02 for free
October 3rd, 2003, 03:54 AM
If your planning on using the XP OS more than the *nix then I'd allocate 30gb to XP and 10 to *nix, if your gonna be using both pretty frequently then split it in half. 20/20
October 3rd, 2003, 07:37 AM
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand,
nor look through the eyes of the dead...You shall listen to all
sides and filter them for your self.
October 3rd, 2003, 08:15 AM
If you are going to use just one hard drive I think Mandrake is the way to go. I use Red Hat. But I always suggest using a separate hard drive if possible.
Windows / Linux dual boot with two drives ( I know, I'm shameless )
With two hard drives, it does not matter what version, just what boot loader is used.
All have their strong points, Red Hat and Mandrake are easier ( IMHO ) to maintain ( they use RPMs )
" And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be" --Miguel Cervantes
October 3rd, 2003, 08:48 AM
I think it depends how much knowledge u have about linux, If beginner go for the ones like redhat and mandrake.