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Distribution: Currently: OpenMandriva. I started to do it until I got to the point of "Wiping the Hard Wjth. I have an HP desktop, 64 bit, model P computer with Windows 7 and do not want to upgrade to Windows How about being used for storage? I really just want Linux to be my software on the HP so I don't have to trash the computer.
Maybe be able to access some of the Windows files, if this is possible. I have not run the software beyond the beginning of the install.
I did have Puppy on it for a while, but didn't care for it, probably because I screwed up on the original set-up. NO, I didn't ask for reppace on that one, that's why I'm looking for help now. Puppy seemed to run OK, just didn't store files, that I could find. So basically I was starting from scratch every time I exited it. If worse comes to worse, I'll wipe the hard drive at install.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. OH, P. I could find any threads about this. There may be similar threads but I didn't have any luck finding anything.
I must say, your post is slightly confusing, as you say on one hand you want to "replace" Windows, but on the other you seem to indicate you want to keep Windows and setup some kind dith dual-boot type setup which is possible FWIW. Although, you could write files to another partition as long as Linux understands the filesystem said partition is formatted with. So again, it's not the same as writing data to a USB stick, hard drive, etc.
So what exactly do you want to do?]