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Ok, so what do you guys recommend? Would it be at all possible to install everything on USB key?
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post #12 of 21
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Ok, so what do you guys recommend? Would it be at all possible to install everything on USB key?
Yeah probably with damn small linux, but I'd just do a dual-boot. Shrink the Windows partition and make a new one for linux.
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Ok, I give in. How do I do DualBoot? I've already know how to shrink partion (5GB sounds good?)

Crap, it only lets me shrink to free up a 500MB partiton.
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post #14 of 21
run disc defrag program first then try shrinking it. What program are you using? You should be able to shrink it more than that.
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Computer Management in Windows Vista.
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post #16 of 21
i wouild just dual boot man and if u want it that bad use a usb key and i liek to use slax its REALY lightwight
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post #17 of 21
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It just dawned on me that I need a 64 bit one. I'm guessing there aren't too many 64Bit Linux distros that are small too...

On top of that I can't figure out how to shrink HD, I have 40GB free and Windows doesnt' let me shrink partition.

Ubuntu seems to be the most popular Linux Distribution for beginners, does that make sense to you guys/girls?
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post #18 of 21
You don't need a 64 bit version, a 32 bit version would still work. I'd try looking around for a tool to shrink the hard drive. Partition magic has always worked good for me.
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post #19 of 21
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You don't need a 64 bit version, a 32 bit version would still work. I'd try looking around for a tool to shrink the hard drive. Partition magic has always worked good for me.
For the new F@H software I do. I'm defragging my drive, I have 55GB free. (So this is totally stupid that I can only shrink to 500MB)
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post #20 of 21
the ubuntu [or kubutu or xubuntu] cds have the ability to srink partitons, dual boot is set up automatily
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