installation problem.

bsd at bsd at
Sat Jun 17 13:31:40 UTC 2006

> 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.
> 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 to 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:\>
> I will apprecite if anyone can help me with above problems.
> Thanks and Rega

Welcome to Freebsd. Linux is down the hall that way =>

You will get a number of e-mail like this as Freebsd is not Linux.

Caldera is a version of Linux and you need to got to their site and
mailing list for support. However, the werid promt you have is probably
the normal prompt. With Linux and Freebsd you have to install a gui
seperatly in most cases.

If you want to try Linux have a look at Ubuntu, they have a live gui
desktop CD that runs from the CD without touching your hard drive. They
will even send you the CD free.

To create space for FreeBSD or Linux you need to shrink your current
installation, try Gost or re install leaving space.


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