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Installing PlanetCCRMA on your PC is not quite a labor of love, but it does take some attention.  Most are coming to this process with a Windows Installation currently on their PC, so we'll take that assumption here.  Questions? <code>carrlane,nando@ccrma.stanfore.edu</code>
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Installing PlanetCCRMA on your PC is not quite a labor of love, but it does take some attention.  Most are coming to this process with a Windows Installation currently on their PC, so we'll take that assumption here.  Questions? <code>carrlane,nando@ccrma.stanford.edu</code>
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You can have both Windows and Linux installed on your system using a technique called Dual Boot, which means at boot time you can choose which operating system you boot into.
==Prerequesites==
==Prerequesites==
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===Backup Your Data===
===Backup Your Data===
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'''You must have a backup of your data!'''  What kind?  The answer to this question will do it...  "To what extent should I backup my data such that if I lose my current partition and my data is lost, will I not have an emotional reaction?"  This answer to this question and what you choose to do about it is '''entirely your responsibility.'''
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'''You must have a backup of your data!'''  What kind?  The answer to this question will do it...  "To what extent should I backup my data such that if I lose my current partition and my data is lost, will I not have an emotional reaction?"  The answer to this question and what you choose to do about it is '''entirely your responsibility.'''
Here are some helpful links for Windows users:
Here are some helpful links for Windows users:
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[http://gparted.sourceforge.net gparted] LiveCD
[http://gparted.sourceforge.net gparted] LiveCD
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You can download this ISO Image, make your own LiveCD, and make the partition adjustments or we have several LiveCD's in SysAdmin that you can borrow and use.  We can help you, too.
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You can download this ISO Image, make your own LiveCD, and make the partition adjustments or '''we have several LiveCD's in SysAdmin that you can borrow''' and use.  We can help you, too.
====Partition Magic (not free)====
====Partition Magic (not free)====
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[http://ccrma.stanford.edu/software/planetccrma PlanetCCRMA@Home]
[http://ccrma.stanford.edu/software/planetccrma PlanetCCRMA@Home]
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This page will walk you through how to install PlanetCCRMA.  The first step is to install [http://fedoraproject.org Fedora Linux] on your system then PlanetCCRMA-lize it.
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==Testimonial==
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Julius Smith had [http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/mypc/Dual_Booting_Windows_XP_Red.html this] experience with his HP.
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==EasyLife==
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Once you are done with the PlanetCCRMA-lization process, you might want to consider installing EasyLife on your Fedora system (http://easylifeproject.org). It's simply a package that install and configures some software on your system in a "nice" way (especially recommended for new Linux users). Examples of what it adds automatically to your system: mp3 support, Flash player plugin, Skype, additional fonts, Java plugin for Firefox, etc. You can of course choose which ones you will allow EasyLife to install or not.
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[[Category:CCRMA User Guide]]

Current revision as of 15:21, 25 October 2011

Installing PlanetCCRMA on your PC is not quite a labor of love, but it does take some attention. Most are coming to this process with a Windows Installation currently on their PC, so we'll take that assumption here. Questions? carrlane,nando@ccrma.stanford.edu

You can have both Windows and Linux installed on your system using a technique called Dual Boot, which means at boot time you can choose which operating system you boot into.

Contents

Prerequesites

Backup Your Data

You must have a backup of your data! What kind? The answer to this question will do it... "To what extent should I backup my data such that if I lose my current partition and my data is lost, will I not have an emotional reaction?" The answer to this question and what you choose to do about it is entirely your responsibility.

Here are some helpful links for Windows users:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/backup.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx

Establish a Disk Partition

You will also need ~10Gb of unpartitioned free space. If you have only a single Windows partition on your PC, this may mean that you will need to resize this partition to make this free space. You can do this in one of two ways:

gparted (free)

gparted LiveCD

You can download this ISO Image, make your own LiveCD, and make the partition adjustments or we have several LiveCD's in SysAdmin that you can borrow and use. We can help you, too.

Partition Magic (not free)

Partition Magic


PlanetCCRMA@Home Homepage

If you want to get this going on your own, you can visit this page:

PlanetCCRMA@Home

This page will walk you through how to install PlanetCCRMA. The first step is to install Fedora Linux on your system then PlanetCCRMA-lize it.

Testimonial

Julius Smith had this experience with his HP.

EasyLife

Once you are done with the PlanetCCRMA-lization process, you might want to consider installing EasyLife on your Fedora system (http://easylifeproject.org). It's simply a package that install and configures some software on your system in a "nice" way (especially recommended for new Linux users). Examples of what it adds automatically to your system: mp3 support, Flash player plugin, Skype, additional fonts, Java plugin for Firefox, etc. You can of course choose which ones you will allow EasyLife to install or not.

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