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Will installing linux on a brand new dell Laptop void the warranty?

I plan on purchasing a dell inspiron 1525 and want to put fedora 9 on it. I have a live cd for fedora. I want to know what the best way to remove the windows OS without removing any of the drivers I might need to run the laptop (ie. keyboard, disk drive and any other if they exist) and if by doing this I void the warranty. Im pretty sure that im not voiding the warranty because the warrentys general cover hardware issuese not software right? I don’t have this laptop in my possesion at this time.

Laptop fails to boot. How can I salvage the hard drive?

Inspiron 1420 running Vista

Today, I started it up and it stopped at a black screen with only a cursor. After a couple tries it would also hang at the Windows boot animation. I ran the diagnostics (smartdrive IIRC) and it returns read errors.

So is the drive toast or can it be repaired?

If it’s toast, can I boot from a CD and get my data? For example put a Linux Live CD (Knoppix – http://www.knoppix.org ) in the optical drive.

ps weeping for my itunes
Would it be possible to just repair the OS or is this the sign of imminent failure anyways?

BSOD on my inspiron 9400 every time it turns on.?

All right, today my laptop (inspiron 9400) running windows xp home edition randomly started giving me blue screen of death every time it’s turned on with this error (STOP 0×000000024 (0×00190203,0×87335828,0xc0000102,0×00000000), then later my cousin found the windows xp cd and every time we tried to use it we got this error (stop 0×000000078 (0xc0000005,0xf786a0bf,0xf7cb6208,0xf7cb5f08)
pci.sys-address f786a0bf base at f7863000,datestamp 3b7d855c), and we also tried using a live linux cd or something to be able to salvage some files to an external hard drive which is all I REALLY want to do then I’ll get my cousin to wipe it and install windows or linux on it again..but yeah, how can I salvage my files? I really need to know :(

Hello guys,I need Ur help,pls!?

I just downloaded linux live cd,and I really like it,I have windows xp installed in my laptop dell inspiron 6000,its installed on disc ‘c’ and now I have enough room in disc ‘d’ and want to install linux ubuntu there,so is it possible? How can I do it? By just following steps or I need to be a comupter smart head to do this? Im only with limited experience in computers,am I going to be able to connect to internet with linux as I have a dial up type,do I need drivers to install like windows or is everything ready in the live cd? pls answer my question,I need Ur opinion and dont send me to websites,as I read lots about this.Thanx lots to U all.

Hello guys,I need Ur help,pls!?

I just downloaded linux live cd,and I really like it,I have windows xp installed in my laptop dell inspiron 6000,its installed on disc ‘c’ and now I have enough room in disc ‘d’ and want to install linux ubuntu there,so is it possible? How can I do it? By just following steps or I need to be a comupter smart head to do this? Im only with limited experience in computers,am I going to be able to connect to internet with linux as I have a dial up type,do I need drivers to install like windows or is everything ready in the live cd? pls answer my question,I need Ur opinion and dont send me to websites,as I read lots about this.Thanx lots to U all.