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lwangamaddie
May 25th, 2010, 08:49 AM
how ok is it if i had to install ubuntu along side window.? wanna be sure before i try.. thanx

lisati
May 25th, 2010, 08:52 AM
The process is called "dual boot". Some useful information can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Important: back up your data. If your computer came with a recovery partition but no disks, this is a good opportunity to make a set of recovery disks - many computers come with software to help you do this.

rob-ward
May 25th, 2010, 08:59 AM
Yes, you can easily dual boot windows and Ubuntu. There are two main wasy of doing this, the first is to have ubuntu install on a second partition on your HDD. This is the better way however it requires you to have a spare partition(or create one). If you don't have a spare partition or your not 100% sure what you are doing with partitions it is a good idea to backup your windows install and files first.

The second option is to install Ubuntu via WUBI,if you do a search on google there are lots of guides regarding how this works, however basically WUBI allows you to install Ubuntu from inside windows. While this is often an easier option and poses less risk to your Windows system and the data on it you end up with a slower Ubuntu install.

Hope that info helps

Failboat88
May 25th, 2010, 09:01 AM
It's super easy. Get the ISO image off the ubuntu site, and burn it as an image on a CD. When you load the CD you can try out the live version; this version is booting off the cd and doesn't change anything on your hard drive. When you click install ubuntu you go to the partitioner screen after a few simples screens. There you pick to install ubuntu next to your windows OS and pick the size of your hard drive to dedicate to ubuntu with the scroll bar. After you install it there is a grub loader after your bios screen; where you pick the OS you want to boot into.

michaelA1330
May 25th, 2010, 09:33 AM
be sure to back up all your data in another partision or removable drive and insatlle it