XP & Ubuntu - advice/warnings?

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  1. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

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    I will be attempting to dual boot xp and ubuntu, anything else I should know before I start? Checked most of my hardware out, haven't found too many complaints as far as driver support or incompatibilities. Backed up anything important, burned the ISO- I'll be using the 7.10 release.

    Any download suggestions, advice, or warnings before I get it moving? :noes:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Nothing to be concerned about. Just install Ubuntu second.

    Oh, and use Kubuntu instead. KDE > GNOME.
     
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    I dual-booted XP and Ubuntu a few months back. I used Ubuntu for a couple of days and haven't used it since...
     
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    deus - XP is already installed, and I'll be using 'gutsy gibbon' whateverthefuck version. If I enjoy the basics of Linux I'll look into other distros later.

    I might fall into this category, might not, but I always wanted to try it.

    *edit 500th post :eek:
     
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    I hear ya... I wanted to try it too. I did and wasn't really impressed.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Kubuntu is just a variation of Ubuntu that uses a different window manager -- specifically, one that behaves much more like Windows than the one that comes with Ubuntu.

    If you approach using Linux from the perspective of "get all my shit loaded right away and start using it like I've had it for years", you're going to hate it. It's a different operating system; it will take time to find which applications do what you need and feel good doing it.
     
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    I expect that much, but open source and free downloads will hopefully provide me with a few options.

    Waiting on this defrag to get done, then I'm doing it.
     
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    Use the ext3 disk format when you install Ubuntu. There are fancier disk formats out there, but ext3 is readable by Windows if you install this tool:

    http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html
     
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    Got everything figured out and installed, I'm posting this from something other Windows nga. :h5:
     

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