I have Acer Aspire 4720 with Vista Basic Pre Installed.
I have installed Linux on other Partition by boot linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic
as dual boot.
everything gone fine finally when i rebooted Linux after successfull installation of linux.
errors : are followings screenshots ------------------------------------------------ Booting Command- List root (hd0,4) filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.Elsmp ro root=LEBEL=/ rhgb quiet [Linux-bzimage, setup=0x1400, size=0x15492c] initrd /initrd-2.6.9-5.Elsmp. img [Linux-initrd @ 0x37f91000, 0x5ef39 bytes]
Uncompressing Linux ... Ok, booting the kernel. PCI : Failed to Allocate mem resource #0:1000@38000000 for 0000:04:00.0 PCI : Failed to allocate mem resource #0:10000@38000000 for 0000:05:00.0 Red Hat Version 4.1.18 starting mkrootdev: label / not found mount: error 2 mounting ext3 mount: error 2 mounting none switchroot: mount failed: 22 umount /initrd/dev failed: 2 Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
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there are a lot of ways: 1. Install through USB Device. 2. Install through a DVD. It would also depend on the type of Operating System: Linux or Windows. It is relatively easy to install Windows OS than Linux though it is easy to install Linux is easier when installed inside windows. For windows installation: 1.Insert windows DVD or USB and boot through the device inserted. 2.After the language selection, you will be directed to select the partition in which the windows will be installed. 3. Select the partition and click install. 4. the software will be installed over time. for Linux installation: it will depend on the type of linux. it is best to refer the particular linux's free documentation to better understand the installation process
there won't be any problem as far as Windows and Linux, but this is a fairly involved procedure.You'll first need to create a Windows partition on your hard disk in NTFS file system format. Otherwise,Windows might overwrite / erase your linux installation when Windows 7 installs.
make the windows partition the "Primary" or "Boot" partition.
When Windows 7 installs, it may ask if you want to delete the linux partition.Answer "NO" to this.
The next concern is which operating system will boot by default,Windows or Linux.
I had no problem doing this with Windows Vista, and whe Vista booted,it listed a choice of operating systems to boot,and I would select either Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux.
You don't have to do anything to remove it actually. If you just format the disk it will be removed (for ever though) so just install the right on it don't even have to boot in Linpus.
Making your laptop Dual boot(that is the term for having two operating systems on a computer) with windows and Linux is a little tricky though.
Basically the whole problem is that windows will wipe your linux if you are not careful and will wipe your boot partition for sure (Windows 7 might not - haven't tried it).
So All you have to do is install Windows. While partitining the disk just take enough space for it and leave enough for the windows - you can wipe the whole disk if you want to. The Linux will need from 4 - 12+ GB of installation space (maybe less if it's live cd and you won't keep files there). After you have installed your Windows. Just install your favorite Linux distribution in the space left. If you have any other questions mainly to the Linux installation, I'll be pleased to help you.
To solve this problem you have to make a partition form the outside of windows
1 - delete the partition you made in vista
2- download from the internet an Fdisk bootable floppy OR use Puppy linux live cd and run gpart from menu > setup > gpart
3- folloe the intructions on the fdisk program and then install linux
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.