could somewhere point me to a good site that describes how to set up dual boot on a lappy that already has windows on it, for a user who has never used linux?
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6/7/05 at 1:31am
Originally Posted by darilon
I'd strongly recommend defragging your windows partition(s) before installing a distro. <snip> Also a very good idea to back up any important data.
Originally Posted by madmike23
Hi, I'm a primary Windows user, but I have Grub for dual booting with Kubuntu. Right now when I go to the boot selection when I power up, Kubuntu is the primary selection. Is there any way to make Windows the primary selection? Thanks.
Originally Posted by tlo
ok i have it installed, but now i have another problem. i installed it to a partition on my external hard drive plugged into a usb port. it said that it needed to reboot to finish installing. i took out the CD, it rebooted, GRUB 1.5 came up fine. i told it to boot the linux kernel.
here's where it goes wrong. it says some lines of stuff saying its booting, kernel loading...blah bhah blah, but then this comes up
"pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: 428: cannot open dev/console: no such file
Kernel panic - not synching: Attempted to kill init!"
at nothing more happens. whats going on, and how do i fix it?