>I've just upgraded from my cizy Web-tv to a real computer. How do I
>partition my hard drive so as to download Linux?
You can download Linux onto a Windows partition. You would
be better off buying a distribution on a CD though.
>Any suggestions as to which distribution I should use?
I like Slackware. Others like Redhat. There have been many
posts covering this subject in the past. Try searching
http://www.deja.com for other responses.
>I have a Compaq deskpro with a 133 chip (slow, I know, but its a start)
>I tried to partition it with ms-dos but it says its already partitioned.
>99% for the windows 95 (bundled with the unit) and 1% for non-dos
>diagnostic. I have a 1.5 gig hard drive.
I just found out last week that some Compaq machines do not
have an onboard BIOS like most machines. That is what is stored
on the non-DOS partition.
Basically, your choices are:
1. Install a second hard drive.
2. Repartition your current drive. There are free and commercial
software that will allow you to do this if you don't want to start
3. There are a couple of Linux distributions that will allow
you to install and run them from a DOS partition.
4. Others that I can't think of.
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