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LINUX on XP PRO

By learninmypc ยท 4 replies
Dec 1, 2017
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  1. I have been trying for a looong time to find out how to change the boot order in this computer to run puppy linux from a USB but nothing has worked so I've given up . Instead, I would like to know if I can put puppy linux on the desktop & go from there? If so & not difficult, fine, if not, case closed.Thank you. :)
     
  2. DavidBailey

    DavidBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +19

    In my bios under the Boot tab I enabled the Boot Menu which assigned F-12 as the key to press at boot up to get the boot manager to pop up with options to boot from.
    If I had Linux on a usb or external HD I would just select it to boot from.
    The usb or external HD would need to be attached to the computer before restarting it.
    I don't know what your bios looks like.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,552   +381

    Well, as I believe I said , not even F12 does anything. So, back to my question, can I put puppy linux on the desktop & use it that way ???
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,982   +930

    Yes, you can create a DUAL BOOT with Windows + Linux.

    During the Linux install, you create the Boot Mgr which allows the selection of Win | Linux to boot.

    Do some reading on creating Dual Boot installs
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,552   +381

    Ok, will give it a shot, thank you :)
     

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