[BLUG] Install Fest
markwarner1954 at att.net
Wed Mar 10 17:39:34 EST 2010
If it were mine I'd backup/image/whatever, then blow everything away,
and repartition the raw drive with a target NTFS basic partition for
Windows, and an extended with a swap, root, and home partition for
Linux. (I don't know what the Media Direct thing is all about.) Then
install Windows using the recovery disks, followed by the Linux install.
OEM installs with all the hidden partitions and whatnot are a right
PITA. It appears you are affiliated with IU? You can get a Windows 7
disk for $20. An install of XP or Vista is a prerequisite, but that's
easily accomplished -- get a copy of the IU XP disk (everybody in town
has one), do a quick base install, then install Win 7. After going
through all that nonsense, the Linux install will be a breeze, and
you'll have a much greater appreciation for what FOSS is all about.
Erik Wallace wrote:
> My computer is a dell laptop. I have all of the original recovery disks
> (still unopened).
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