Going to need to put Ubuntu on my laptop.

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  1. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    I have the cd. Need to dual boot with winxp. Do I just shove it in the laptop and boot it up?

    What's the procedure here? I'll research it a bit but getting some advice never hurts. :wavey:
     
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    Stick it in and be careful installing. Simple enough really.
     
  3. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    pretty much. it'll ask where you want to install to.. just make sure to use a separate partition from your windows install
     
  4. Mycophiles

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    Besides the loss in HD space is there any drawbacks to duel booting? Does it compromise windows in any way?
     
  5. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    well it'll make you appreciate how easy it is to find and install software on windows.

    but other than that, I guess not.
     
  6. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    Unless you majorly fuck up the install, you'll be fine.
     
  7. Acoustyk

    Acoustyk Jesus didn't save the dinosaurs lol

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    I did it and it's a piece of cake. Although I do recommend using a gparted live cd to shrink your windows partition instead of the Ubuntu live partition editor. Then just install ubuntu on the free space. I started with ten gigs for Ubuntu but now I only have ten gigs for windows. :)
     
  8. crontab

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    if you've never installed linux before (which isn't that hard now...), I'd recommend just installing vmware player and downloading the ubuntu appliance.
     
  9. Limp_Brisket

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    that's what i did, just installed a ubuntu virtual machine. i'm sure it'll have more than enough power for anything i'm going to do in linux.
     
  10. Mycophiles

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    I only need it to run one program so this might be the solution.
     
  11. crontab

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    This is what I do now. I don't even turn on my linux boxes anymore.
     
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    I had a strange boot/partitioning issue with Ubuntu when I first tried to install it a while back...do a search for my name and Ubuntu here in the forums and you'll find the thread. I'd search for it but...you know. :hsugh:
     

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