installing xubuntu v.halp

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  1. StuckinFoned

    StuckinFoned Every morning is the same: I go to sleep and hope

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    so i want to install xubuntu on a storage partition of my hard drive, what do i need to know? currently the storage partition is ntfs and has 165 gigs free with 95 used. when i install will the information on that partition be wiped? i don't want to lose all my music/school shit/pictures/etc. i think iknow that i need to format the linux partition as ext3 (correct me if i'm wrong please i are teh nubs)

    system specs:
    intel core 2 duo
    xp pro on c:/ (40gigs)
    2gigs ram

    let me know if you need any other information
     
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    i dont know about xubuntu but ubuntu, i know, will go a guided install into an empty partition. create empty space for the ubuntu partition in windows, boot up into the cd and when it wants to install into a partition, there should be an option similar to "Guided: use free partition space" or something to that effect
     
  3. StuckinFoned

    StuckinFoned Every morning is the same: I go to sleep and hope

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    thanks for the help guys, had some issues getting the installer to boot from the cd (oddly enough it would boot fine from the dvd i burned of the .iso) but when it came time to try and install it asked for it to be on a CD instead of the dvd :dunno: gonna try and mess with it tomorrow morning i guess
     
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    StuckinFoned Every morning is the same: I go to sleep and hope

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