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Installation of Linux

By dilipj ·
I have PC with Following conf
Asus A8N-VM-UAYGZ motherboard
AMD athelon 64 processer 1.8 mhz
1 gb Ram
SATA HDD Windows XP installed.

I had created a non-active partition of 14 MB thru partition manager. Also I had downloaded sata drivers and created a FDD for loading the drivers..
after following the process still it doesn't recognise HDD.

Pl advice or give clean steps for installation
thanks in advance

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Installation of Linux

You need a blank partition to install onto as any form of Linux can not install onto a partition of any form of Windows.

MS uses NTFS or FAT32 Partitions while Linux generally use a NFS partition system and then it's broken up into 3 partitions for he average install one has the kernel, 1 has the software and the remaining one has the data.

Depending on the Distro you shouldn't need a SATA Driver but you will need an empty partition without any Windows formatting at all.


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by derek_furlong In reply to Installation of Linux

i recently installled fedora and SuSE 10.1 on a virtual machine using virtual pc, i didnt need any drivers and everything seems to work just fine

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