[wellylug] laptop advice sought
bob.dugan at vuw.ac.nz
Fri Jul 22 10:27:39 NZST 2005
I just bought my first laptop [acer aspire 3002LCi]. It has preinstalled XP
Home. The 40G hdd appears to have three partitions, two 18G fat32
partitions and a smaller one containing "diagnostics".
I want to install Linux on the Laptop and retain the XP OS. I have done this
occasionally but not recently [windows 98] on a home PC.
I am wondering whether there are any odd hooks that I should be aware of.
Also, whether one distro is better suited than the others.
I am not a programmer. Nor do I have any experience with XP or windows
generally. For the last five or six years, all three of our family's PC run
only Linux [RH8.0, suse9.2, and debian potato].
Thanks for any advice
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