On Thursday 18 May 2006 08:29 pm, LavenderHerb@aol.com wrote:
> I purchased a used laptop with Windows operating system, but I don't have
> the disk.
> Can I install Linux directly over Windows? Will it wipe out Windows and
> everything in the computer?
I had exactly this situation except the machine was not a laptop. I was quite
amazed that the Debian installer essentially did all the work for me:
creating a partition of the size I wanted for the Windows part, installing
Linux, and creating dual boot stuff. Worked just great.
Of course, you have the option to remove the existing Windows OS during the