Dual-booting on Dell D600 Laptop?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lieb39, May 31, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hello,

    I have a Dell D600 laptop which I want to experiment with, however keep in mind this is my main computer so if's this is too risky and will have a high chance of me having to format than forget about it. I want to dual boot this system with Windows XP Professional (current) and Redhad Linux 9. I have a 30gb hard drive with 12gb free on one partition. No other space is aviable. So what do I have to go? What problems might I have trouble with? Any hardware issues?

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    You might want to look into the Dell Forums for specific details about hardware compatibility with the D600
    http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/

    If all the hardware is compatible, I don't see why it shouldn't be possible.
     
  3. adamg

    adamg Guest

    To make space for Linux you would have to reduce the size of your WinXP partition (presumably NTFS). You could use a commerical program such as PartitionMagic. The only other way is if you install Mandrake 9.1 which has NTFS partition resizing built into the install. I dont know how reliable this feature is though.