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my xp wont shutdown?

I go to start/ turn off computer/ turn off and box disappears like normal then i get nothing. The same is true with restart option.
My computer usually just powers down.

Linux Live CD Needed?

Okay, I know pretty much nothing about linux, but for ventrilo and the open source control panel for ventrilo to work, I need linux. My probelm is I have an old laptop (BIOS date is 1999) that I’m going to run linux on and it only has 127 mb of ram. I need a Linux distribution that is i386 that I can run as a LiveCD to do this.

By the way, I tried Ubuntu and it won’t work on my old laptop (doesn’t meet 2000 bios cutoff) and SLAX doesn’t work either.

If I need to, I can wipe my hard drive of Windows XP Pro and put the linux os on there instead, but I need to know if its a good, reliable linux os that I can use with the internet before I loose everything.

Windows Trouble?

Im having a little trouble with windows. I just logged on today and it was crashing and lagging and nothing would open. I couldn’t even shutdown the computer without pulling the battery.Right now im on a Live CD of Linux because i cant even open my browser without it crashing. I have went into safe mode and ran spyware tests and virus tests but all i had was spyware and deleted that all (which didn’t help. I have tryed Checking C: for errors but i had no errors.

My specs are:
2.4ghz AMD 64-bit Processer
WIndows XP Media Center Edition

How do I install Linux on a dell notebook/laptop that is currently running Windows XP?

I’ve been running windows xp alone on my notebook for the last two years. I know almost nothing about linux but I want to give it a shot. I downloaded the unbuntu live cd and used gparted to create two partitions on the hard drive. (there are two other tiny partitions on the hard drive that linux lists but windows doesn’t).

Currently the two smaller (hidden) partitions are formatted FAT and FAT32, the two larger partitions are both formatted NTFS.

What do I need to do to install ubuntu, or any other gnu/linux distro onto one of the partitions, without effecting windows on the other partition? Will I also need to install an additional boot manager?
thanks I d I realized that my problem was just that I should have left one partition unformatted until I installed ubuntu. I deleted the empty partition and used “guided install (largest available free space)” to install ubuntu, worked well, simple and automatic…now if I can just get my network card to work.