installation problem.

Nick Withers nick at
Sat Jun 17 09:52:23 UTC 2006

On Sat, 17 Jun 2006 01:15:38 -0700
"Sadashiv Kulthe" <sadashiv.linux at> wrote:

> Hello,
> this is problem related to Windows while trying to install new OS.
> I know this is BSD forum, but if anyone can help. I'll appreciate.
> I want to install Linux on my laptop and I am facing following problem while
> installing.
> Aftet refering to other side and by experince of others experince I have
> downloaded Linux to install.

Which Linux distribution have you downloaded?

Have you checked whether that distribution has a FAQ / mailing
list / other support resource you could consult? As this is (I
imagine) a pretty common concern for most distributors, I would
expect there to be some form of readily accessible
documentation for this kind of thing... Should I assume the
distribution boot CD doesn't contain GNU parted, or similar?

I don't mean to fob you off, as such, but this is pretty much
totally off-topic for this list (which you've been good to
acknowledge yourself). This isn't to say that others on this
list won't be able to supply you with assistance, but if there
are more appropriate avenues available to your specific
situation, those should be explored.

Have you considered trying FreeBSD? :-)

> I have Dell Inspiron E1505/6400 laptop.
> Problems are -
> 1. How can I new partition / Resize partition/ or create free spance.
> It have single C: Partition by Dell. 70 GB HD space is available to use. It
> uses one hidden partition so I can create new partition using Partition
> magic. I downloaded Evaluation verstion of Partition magic which allow me to
> create partition but not resize parition.
> 2. I downloaded linux on HDD from net and trying to Create bootable DVD from
> that. I create it using Nero and  CD burnerXP Pro 3. When I try  o boot
> using that It goes to some weired prompt.
> It boot with some software called caldera 7.03 which is command prompt only.
> It has few command but too diff to understand. I donno what is this?
> It goes to command prompt [DR-DOS] A:\>

See "".

> I will apprecite if anyone can help me with above problems.
> Thanks and Rega
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Sorry if I haven't been particularly helpful, but hopefully
I've offered you some potentially more appropriate support
options to look at.

Do consider FreeBSD as a desktop OS, too. I converted some
years back now and haven't looked back.

Nick Withers
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