Hi everyone.I am new user and train to install Linux ubuntu .I split my
hard drive with nortan partition magic.But when I start instillation
screen become black but installation keep working.When tray Ubuntu live
disk the result is same .I tray xubuntu -black screen.only knoppix live
disk work.My computer is old(Compaq evo d310)
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you have to partition your hard drive and put win on one partition and linux on the other partition
then when it boots up yo set your bios to ask which os you want and go enter on it and it will boot that os for you or i think that you can put an icon on desktop and double click on that to open the os system
talk with a computer geek to see how it is done
Running linux from a USB hard drive is a great way to install Linux without affecting your Windows hard drive that is already on your computer!
First of all you will need to download the Linux operating system of choice. For me, I use Ubuntu Linux. You can download the ISO from the Ubuntu website.
Once you download the ISO image, you will need to burn it to a CD. Once this is done it is time to start installing!
*NOTE - I would remove the windows hard drive prior to installing. That was I can make sure I don't accidentally overwrite my Windows partition!You can put your hard drive back in the computer when you are done installing.
Place the CD/DVD into your drive and shut down your computer. Plug in your portable USB hard drive and turn the computer on. If your computer doesn't say "please press any key to boot from CD" then you will need to change your BIOS settings to boot from CD before booting from Hard drive.
Once the CD drive boots up you will be given the option to run Linux or to install it. Choose install, follow the prompts for networking/computer name etc and make sure you don't install it on your Windows hard drive partition!
Once Linux is installed on the portable hard drive all you will need to do is make sure you can boot your computer from a USB hard drive. This is done in the BIOS settings to choose your boot order.
do you want to have Linux while you are also having Windows? Then is will be a dual boot.
To do this, have another partition of your hard disk empty. Like C (windows) and Drive E(free partition).
Download the latest version of ubuntu linux and use the bootable cd to install ubuntu on the other partition
I would install XP 1st then Open suse or Ubuntu. When you install either of these linux OS's ensure you install to another partition other than the windows one. Both installation routines will allow you to format the drive to the linux ext2 format and automatically install a boot manager (usually GRUB) which will allow you to select the OS you wish to boot.
hi, Just in case you
didn't know, the program in Ubuntu to do partition related stuff is called
gparted. Usually it's located under menu
If you want to alter your linux partition, then you need to boot
from the CD and run gparted from the CD. The graphical interface of
gparted is okay, pretty comprehensive.
However, before you do something with your HDD, be sure to backup first.
One last thing, NEVER give a label to your harddisk using gparted. Label in linux and dos/windows are totally different.
If your able to see the Windows Setup page, and get as far as your partitions, I would suggest deleting the partitions on the hard drive (make sure you know what your doing before trying this), as Ubuntu is mounted normally on a filesystem which Windows can not read (EXT2/3 for Linux - Fat32 / NTFS for Windows).
Once you have deleted all partitions, you can then create a partition (I'd recommend just clicking Install) and then chose the second option to format (not quick) for NTFS.
This then does a "secure" format of your hard drive, setting you up for a nice stable installation.
Apart from that, why don't you try jumping onto Ubuntuforums.org for Ubuntu Help, since Ubuntu is a much better Operating System (OS) than Windows, and there is a great community for helping people.
possibly by first creating a new partition large enough for Linux OS, but does not solve your problem...try getting a VISTA startup disc from another pc (floppies if you have the drive) and startup from these.