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Installing a new OS on a new Partition

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hey guys, i have about ... 100Gigs left on my hd because windows wont detect all of my 250GB.. so i thought about trying linux, vista, ubuntu, and some other open os'es. But on vent, the duke had told me that installing a new OS on a new partition can screw alot of things up, and cause me to reformat the entire drive. Is this true?

Secondly, i was wondering if i needed to get the OS on a cd, or could i just run it off windows and install it on the drive, or something along those lines.

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I've had as many as 4 OS's on one HD before, no issues. It's not as safe as a drive an OS, but it's not a definate failure, either.

You'll need to have whatever you decide on on a CD to install it, I don't know of any linux distro's that are installable via Windows. (For good reason.)
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You dont necessarily need a new os, just upgrade to sp2. But if you want one, ive had a couple linux partitions on the same hd before.
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i upgraded to sp2, and it wont read all of the space. so im just going to play around with the space i have left with diffrent os'es.
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