Slackware 10.0 and Windows XP Installation Issue
Z_kline at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 23 13:22:05 EDT 2004
Thanks for the advice. I have some programs that can resize the Windows XP
partition for me. Trust me, this hard drive is about 70 GB or so. I have
more than I will ever need for Linux.
I also know how much unused space exists on that partition. I can just move
it, and won't destroy any data.
I'm not sure how I'd handle the multiple boot process, however. Well, we'll
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From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at romuald.net.eu.org>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: Slackware 10.0 and Windows XP Installation Issue
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> Hi Zachary, and welcome to the list and to gnu/linux.
> It is very likely that your wireless card isn't supported by the linux
> kernel, especially given the fact that this is a USB wireless card. I
> am not a wireless hardware user though, so I could be wrong. Don't
> however hold your breath though.
> As for booting both slackware and windows xp, you may be able to use a
> windows tool such as partition magic to resize your windows xp
> partition, thus freeing some room on your hard drive for
> slackware. Another option is to backup your windows, wipe out your
> windows partition, recreate a smaller one in its place, and restore
> your windows backup to the new smaller windows partition. If neither
> of these methods are an option for you, then I would suggest
> installing a second hard drive for gnu/linux into your system. Hth.
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 09:48:50PM -0700, Zachary wrote:
>> I've decided to make a switch to Linux, if not as my primary operating
>> system, as my secondary one. I must warn you that I am not a
>> experienced person.
>> My small problem concerns a Linux quirk, not a Speakup one. I just want
>> be able to use the same internet setup I use with Windows, with Linux.
>> This means that I need to use my Wireless network adapter. This is a USB
>> Unfortunately, Linux doesn't see it. It is from Belkin, identified in
>> Windows as "Belkin 11MBPS Wireless USB Network Adaptor."
>> I am also concerned about partitions and Duel Booting. I am not ready to
>> destroy Windows just yet. If anyone could help with this, I would
>> appreciate it.
>> Zachary Kline
>> PS: Hello to everybody on the list.
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