I would be happy to help however I can. I need to take a few minutes to put something together. Are you using a laptop or desktop computer, and what kind is it? You will need to think about which Linux distro you want to try. I am currently using RedHat 9. You need some partitioning software like Partition Magic or Partition Commander. Depending on which disrtro you will use, you'll need a swap partition of around twice the amount of ram you have and at least one more for your root partition. I have root, boot, and swap partitions. Swap is around 500 Mb, boot is 100 Mb, and root is around 26 Gb. My WinXP partition is around 24 Gb. Another important decision will be which boot loader to use. Two popular ones are Lilo and Grub. I have switched to Grub after using Lilo for several years. I now prefer Grub. Your default boot loader will probably be determined by the distro you choose. I put the boot loader in the MBR. Either boot loader allows you to boot to either Windows or Linux or Dos or FreeBSD or or or or. I actually leave at least two linux kernels to choose from. You don't need more partitions for this. I'll stop here for now. Questions will come up as you go. Feel free to ask when you need help. And be sure to take stock of your hardware and check it against the hardware compatibility lists for your distro. Win modems don't generally work, and wireless cards can be really tricky. I use Linuxant's Driverloader to use my wireless card with WinXP drivers. It's about a $20 expense. There are free options, but Linuxant's Driverloader was an easy solution for me. My RH9 distro was free, so what the heck. Good luck-- d -----Original Message----- From: unclerichard <unclerichard@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Dec 6, 2004 7:05 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Dual Boot (new Subject) Doug. (Oliver): Could you please give us details of your linux/XP dual boot, especially how you set it up. I am about to attempt this and would appreciate you sharing your experience. TIA, Richard Innes Auckland New Zealand unclerichard@xxxxxxxxxxxx For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.