Hello, I am considering getting a laptop and installing Fedora on it.
I mentioned Vista in the title but this question could apply to any dual/multiple boot of Windows and Linux?
Anyway, please assume that I buy this laptop and try to dual boot Fedora 8 and Vista (which would already be pre-installed). Or should Vista be re-installed? I am not sure how that works but I think only a recovery disk is given?
I am considering a HP dv6000 series laptop with following specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 5450 cpu
Intel 4965 AGN wireless
Nvidia 8400GS video chip
I would like to know how to install the various components (wireless and video drivers/graphics) but first, the actual install of the OS in a dual boot configuration.
Could anyone point me to links (FAQ, Tutorials, posts etc. etc.) or explain exactly what to do to have a dual boot option between Vista and Fedora 8?
I assume I use Grub boot loader and that I have to somehow 'activate' Vista for dual booting.
Anything else? Please, if possible, go into detail or link me to the directions.
Thanks. If I go with a different laptop or distro, the answers might still be helpful for others who have similar hardware. ;-)
I did research the laptop and the hardware components quite a bit though and it sounds like it is supported by Fedora and other distros with more recent kernels.