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help with dual boot

Post by Yub3l on Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:20 pm
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Can any one help. i need some information on dual-booting Linux and windows xp and whether it is a good idea or not.
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Re: help with dual boot

Post by mischief on Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:57 pm
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it's very easy if the linux installer is other-operating system aware. you can easily install debian without having fear of deleting windows XP, just make sure that you make a suitable partition first.
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Re: help with dual boot

Post by godofcereal on Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:34 am
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Same with Ubuntu, although thats for new people on linux.
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Re: help with dual boot

Post by Andomis on Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:15 am
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godofcereal wrote:Same with Ubuntu, although thats for new people on linux.


Please provide a structured response. The above is missing a third. It contains the clarification statement ("Same with Ubuntu,"), the redefining statement ("although thats for new people on linux"), but is missing the reasoning statement... why?

Please refrain from bloat posting, or offtopic posts. Thank you.
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Re: help with dual boot

Post by godofcereal on Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:52 am
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Do I really have to repeat what mischief said?
Im off, last year of school and all, I had something longer but char limit fucked that up. So yeah, had a good run here. Thanks for the memories. Thanks to the staff and users.

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Re: help with dual boot

Post by Ajax478 on Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:36 pm
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I find its very useful. I have a dual boot with both windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu have live CD's you can use so you check it out BEFORE you install it. This live CD also has a partitioner so if you want to install it you create a partion and then install. It is very user friendly and much faster than windows and gets your hacking needs done. Also has a very sexy customizable user interface that you can add to with nice effects.

Here is the site to Ubuntu the latest version 8.10 but in 11 days it will be have a new release which if you look on google you can find the way to upgrade to it.

Here is a tour of what I would hopefully think you have is the desktop or laptop(which I might consider searching on google about Dual booting with laptops as they can be a bit sketchy with ubuntu and windows) version

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/810features/

Here is the CD image link to which you can download the live cd for 8.10

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Plz remember to chose your CPU architecture at the bottom.

You must burn it to a blank CD with 700MB or more to put it on there.
In order to boot from CD you must change your BIOS options and I don't know your computer type so you must google that to find out.

There is also fedora which also contains a live CD and also uses the Gnome interface.

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html

Other distro's include:

OpenSUSE:

http://www.opensuse.org/en/

Linux Mint:

http://www.linuxmint.com/

and for the more advanced user

Gentoo Linux:

http://www.gentoo.org/

If you have any more questions then plz ask me. Hope I helped.

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