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 Post subject: First time user, Maybe?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:13 am 
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Hello everyone,

I've been seriously thinking about trying a linux system. My question to you all is which would be easier:

I have the option to install a 2nd Hard drive for the sole purpose of installing a linux OS. Is this wise or should I just try installing it in my now primary hard drive and just partition it. I would rather not mess with my primary hard drive. I would hate to redo all the work I just put into it. If partitioning is easier then I'll go with that. This will be the first of probably many questions seeing how I'm new to the scene. Thanks for any help you can offer.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:14 am 
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Without a single doubt in my mind, put the Linux install on the new HD. Of course, you will probably want to partition the new drive, but at least you won't risk losing any data.....


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the good thing about redhat fedora and mandrake is that they will partition the drive for you...all you have to do is select the drive ya wanna use


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:22 pm 
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Hey thanks for the infomation. I'll diffenetly use my 2nd HD then. As for Linux OS, I've been reading lot of opinions about this in other threads I'll keep doing some more research. But I'll probably end up with either fedora or mandrake.


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