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Old 13th October 2005, 12:02
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Originally Posted by Tbagz
Thanks for your quick reply. Can I just partition it through dos/command line? Or do I have to buy ths $60.00 partition magic to start using linux?
The best would be to install Linux on a second system so that you don't have to change the partitions on your Windows box.
If you don't have a second computer available for testing, then you must re-partition your hard disk on your Windows system. I don't know if you can do this with DOS commands; you can do it with Partition Magic for sure. There's a free alternative: http://visopsys.org/partlogic/index.html but I haven't tested that and don't know if it can do what you need.
Maybe also some Linux installers have the ability to re-partition your hard disk, but I don't know for sure because I have enough test computers available...

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Originally Posted by Tbagz
But I would want the version that gave me the most options to do things and programs. I have just had the interest to try out linux and never really got started in it till my bud gave me the book with the disk. Everytime I went to sites I was always set back by all the versions. You know just was not sure what to get and where to start. So here I am, I'm ready to give it a try and see what all the fuss is about. So what do you advise? Im open to anything.
If you want a desktop system, I'd recommend Fedora Core 4, SuSE 10.0, Mandriva 2006 or Ubuntu 5.10. You have to see yourself which one you like most (btw, we have a new screenshot section on HowtoForge: http://www.howtoforge.com/screenshots ).
If you want a server, then I recommend Debian. Then you should have a look at http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_debian_sarge to get you started.
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