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Formatted hard drive but will not load linux

Can drive be formatted outside windows enviroment after being fromatted by windows xp to load linux???

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Hi,

I am not sure if you have another partition on the drive. If yes insert the xp cd first and delete the drive. Now try installing linux and while the installation point the deleted drive. It would automatically format it as per linux requirements and thus have both xp and linux installed on the same machine.

If you are talking about installing the linux on the same partition as of windows xp then the process would be different. You need to delete the partition using Partition Magic and then go ahead with Linux installation. Linux does not understand Fat32 or NTFS thus will not install on the xp partition without formating.

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