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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:20 PM
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Question How To Install Debian OS With Windows XP

I am new to Debian/Linux Systems and I am looking for help to install Debian OS with Windows XP as dual boot system.
I have done this with Ubuntu OS and Windows XP and would like to know if the install procedure is the same and if not can someone please direct me to where I can get help to do so.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:29 AM
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Yes the procedure will be basically the same. As a general rule it is easiest to setup a dual boot by installing Windows first then installing Linux.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:46 PM
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Thank you for your quick response and I will also post how things went after I add the Debian OS with the Windows XP.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Great! Let us know if you run into any snags.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:37 AM
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This is a lot easier than some replies seem to suggest. While I don't
disagree that doing lots of study and reading will be helpful, it's not
actually necessary to get Debian up and running on your machine. Try this:

1. Boot from the CD you burned, hit enter at the prompt for a 'normal'
install
2. When it gets to the partition manager stage, choose Manual partitioning
3. Select your Windows partition (it is probably the only one, unless you
have one of those wanky OEM recovery partitions or something).
4. Choose "resize the partition" - it will tell you the minimum size you can
make it - this of course depends on how full it is.
5. Reduce it by at least 10GB (this is plenty for messing around with Linux,
but more doesn't hurt if you can spare it).
6. Create TWO new Logical partitions: a small one (1 or 2GB, ideally 2x the
computer's RAM) and a large one (all the rest of the space)
7. Make sure the small one is set as "use as swap space" and the large one
is set to be mounted as / (the root partition).
8. Exit the partition manager and write the changes
9. Proceed with the rest of the install
10. Reboot into Debian and enjoy.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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I now have it installed and working.
But I received this during install.

iwlwifi - 3945-1 uncode

I know it has to do with the wireless on the laptop.
Is there some place where I can download what I need for it to work.
Thank you for the help
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Old October 18th, 2009, 03:19 AM
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Maybe the following link will help: firmware-iwlwifi
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