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Best way to install Linux?

I want to install Kubuntu 8.10. I have a live CD but i want to install it to my hard drive. I wanted to get an external hard drive to back up all my data on my current drive and install it to my current hard drive that I have now and make my computer a dual-boot machine.(XP and Linux) But my friend said I should buy another internal hard drive and install Linux on that. What would be the better way?

Best way to install Linux?

I want to install Kubuntu 8.10. I have a live CD but i want to install it to my hard drive. I wanted to get an external hard drive to back up all my data on my current drive and install it to my current hard drive that I have now and make my computer a dual-boot machine.(XP and Linux) But my friend said I should buy another internal hard drive and install Linux on that. What would be the better way?

What is the best way to run linux for academic research while maintaining WinXP on my laptop?

I am still new to linux/unix and I have been working with some fairly obscure academic research programs by SSHing to linux (Redhat and Solaris) servers through my laptop. I have had the administrators of the servers erase all my data once, and I want to have more control over my destiny. I have looked at using Live CDs/USBs, CoLinux, virtualizers, Cygwin, and dual-booting — but I don’t know which would be fast enough to run data/calculation intensive academic programs and also not make me destroy/re-install my current WinXP installation to do it.

Install OS’s (.iso) from USB?

Hello I am going to install Debian Linux on my computer but I want to do it from a USB drive rather than a CD-ROM. How can I do it. Drive is 2GB Kingston Data Traveler, and my computer can boot from USB’s. I am running windows XP and I have a live CD of Ubuntu 7.10 with no internet working on it.

How do I set my partition table with testdisk to salvage data from a linux damaged partition?

I have (or better put, used to have) a dual boot setup of my laptop. The hard disk crashed and left me with some data to save, unfortunately the partition is inaccessible with many things I tried, including live cd’s (now I’m under Ubuntu live). I am using testdisk, and this is the table:

D HPFS – NTFS 0 1 1 9728 254 63 156296322
D FAT32 LBA 1803 1 1 4255 254 63 39407382 [NO NAME]
D Linux 4256 0 1 9543 254 63 84951720 [/]
D Linux 4256 1 1 5806 254 63 24916752
D Linux Swap 5807 1 1 5997 254 63 3068352
D Linux 5998 1 1 9728 254 63 59938452 [Linux_home]
D Linux Swap 9544 1 1 9728 254 63 2971962

My data is on the partition starting at 5998. Almost anything I try seems to be illegal. How can I resolve this mess?
Thanks…