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    If you want to "play" with Linux, a better option is to use a Live CD or DVD. Most Linux vendors offer them as a free download, you can burn the ISO to a CD or DVD and it will run Linux as normal from the drive. This way you don't have to reformat your hard drive until you get familiar and also see which Linux Distribution you like best. Here is a site that offers alot of different linux distributions, many are live versions. Linux ISO's The name should specify Live for it to be a Live version, not all offer it.

    If you decide that you want to install a distribution, then Partition Magic is probably the best non-destructive method. The best is to start from scratch though. Some of these distributions will squeeze the partition down and install on the free space if you ask it to. I am not familiar with which ones do this and I also question the stability of doing this.

    Out of the distros I like Suse for ease of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doshen
    If you want to "play" with Linux, a better option is to use a Live CD or DVD. Most Linux vendors offer them as a free download, you can burn the ISO to a CD or DVD and it will run Linux as normal from the drive. This way you don't have to reformat your hard drive until you get familiar and also see which Linux Distribution you like best.
    No! Use VMware! Everyone is doing it, it's easy, just try a little, you'll like it, I promise...

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    I'm sorry but I don't agree with this last opinion..live cd's tend to be too much user friendly...I think....to learn linux you need to work.
    In a world without Gates and Windows there are no fences or walls!!

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    You can use Debian which has many easy to use packages that install with similar ease as window programs will. Debian will give you a choice to use free space for your new partition. The "grub" loader will let you select which os such as windows or linux. A new total reinstall is not needed for any reason. The use of partion magic to create the partition is a good idea for the novice user.

    Do you know how to burn an ISO cd to install debian (net install)?

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    How can you decide which distro to use without using it? So you end up doing what I did and install/unistall most distros to see which ones I liked, or you have the ability to check out the distro now with a Live version. My only point was to save time and effort.

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    Live CDs will give you the look and feel, however versatility is what you need. Especially with all the add ons for mobile AV fans. So in other words a well supported kernel.

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    Step 1: Format Harddrive
    Step 2: Install Linux and skip step 3
    Step 3: Install Windows

    You are done. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forevertheuni
    Linux guys..I want to go back to linux in my car..We need a nice nice frontend..I wanted to learn qt but I didn't had the time...headunit was a nice project but it seams stoped
    I'll be open sourcing Silverwolf in the near future...

    As for partition options, I've never been screwed (yet) by Partition Magic. I've also used qtparted and parted without problems. The system rescue CD is a great utility as well. I used to use it to image hard drives. I would suggest PM as long as you've backed up your data.

    If you can, I'm with the "just get another drive" croud though too.
    Silverwolf 2 is dead.
    Silverwolf 3...?

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    Oh yeah. Parted... I've used parted before and it worked fine.

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