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    Dual booting help

    I just decided today dat i wanted to try linux, i dont kno much about this so bare wit me.


    I want to be able to run windows and ubuntu at the same time, but when im installing it the only 2 options i get are this

    Use the entire disk
    specify partitions manually

    What do i do if i want to run both, and try to put it in words ill understand lol

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    Re: Dual booting help

    Which Ubuntu are you going to install?

    9.04, 8.10, 8.04?

    Check out this video.

    This page from Ubuntu.com shows the install process.
    Last edited by running_rabbit07; July 21st, 2009 at 07:57 PM.

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    Re: Dual booting help

    first try wubi. http://wubi-installer.org/

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    Re: Dual booting help

    Quote Originally Posted by blunt4me View Post
    Use the entire disk
    specify partitions manually
    Because you presented only 2 options and you choose to dual-boot, then you have to do it MANUALLY.... as I'm wondering why you don't have guided-resize.

    Do you want to ceate the partitions prior to installing? Or do you want to do it during the install process?

    Some reading materials:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...data+partition
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html
    http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...lled_first.htm

    While you're reading and preparing yourself for the task, back-up your files first and then defrag your windows installation.

    Have you checked for defects, md5 and tried the liveCD?
    Last edited by raymondh; July 21st, 2009 at 09:20 PM. Reason: typo / grammar
    "The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it" .... A. Glasow

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    Re: Dual booting help

    +1 on using Wubi.

    Wubi is a great way to sample Ubuntu.

    I have seen a case where the user couldn't do downloads due to space allocation. So, if you do a lot of downloads you could run into problems.

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    Re: Dual booting help

    Quote Originally Posted by running_rabbit07 View Post
    +1 on using Wubi.

    Wubi is a great way to sample Ubuntu.

    I have seen a case where the user couldn't do downloads due to space allocation. So, if you do a lot of downloads you could run into problems.
    @ blunt4me:

    WUBI is a valid way to try out ubuntu. Read the wubi pages

    http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php

    as well as peruse this forum to get an idea of WUBI and its' pros and cons.
    "The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it" .... A. Glasow

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