Re: Installing Debian on Windows 7 machine?
On 10/20/2012 2:09 PM, Marc Shapiro wrote:
Since my current box is still having random lockups with no solution in
sight I am likely to be purchasing a new computer soon. It will, in all
likelihood come with Windows 7 pre installed. I want to load Debian on
it, as well. I am familiar with www.goodbye-windows.com and
www.goodbye-microsoft.com, but they both are for 32 bit Windows
systems. Is there a similar website for 64 bit machines? If not, it
has been a long time since I have done a totally fresh install, and even
longer since I have done a fresh install on a machine with Windows on
it. Any suggestions as to the best/easiest /safest way to go about this?
Consider building your computer from components. For one thing, you can
pick what goes into it, such as getting a motherboard that is known to
run Debian (or whatever flavor) well, and customize to your heart's
content. Second, You can avoid that pesky Windows entirely. And third,
you will be able to build a better machine than you can buy.
As far as installing a dist from scratch, the installers are pretty good
these days, and you should be able to do it easily from a DVD. Get the
amd64 ISO for Wheezy and burn it to a disc. Boot the disc, AND bOB'S