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Thread: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

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    Exclamation How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    Hello, im new here. FYI, my lappy is using windows 7. after searching, looking and reading about Ubuntu linux im going to be interested with it. So, can someone tell me how to change my windows 7 to linux? Is it using money or free? Help me pls.

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    It is free. Follow the instructions here. You will need to download a CD image (.iso file) and burn it to a CD/DVD or create a USB installer.
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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    Ouu . Thanx . Did i need dual part?

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaiLX View Post
    Ouu . Thanx . Did i need dual part?
    do you mean dual boot? It depends on you.

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    yah. *Dual-Boot . Im new to use Ubuntu. LOL. so how can i cr8 dual boot? can u help me?

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    select the specify partitions manually option.
    defrage a drive to combine all the free spaces together.
    now just add the swap space( double the size of your ram).
    then specify 2 or 3 gb to / partition
    and if any space is left make it to a fat32 drive.
    then just sit back and let it install
    happy computing

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    There are two main ways of doing it.

    1 Create a dual-boot with Ubuntu on its own partition. Have a look here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

    If you do this, it may be better to shrink the Windows 7 C: partition with the Windows 7 utility.

    2 Wubi

    This is a way of running Ubuntu within your Windows C: partition, so that you don't have to re-partition your hard drive. It will run a little slower and has a few drawbacks, but it's a good way of getting a taste of Ubuntu before committing yourself. See here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    Note of caution: if you decide to do the dual-boot route, be sure to follow coffeecat's advice and use the Win7 Disk Management utility to shrink the Win7 OS partition to make room for Ubuntu. Do NOT use the Ubuntu installer to shrink the Win7 partition. Doing so runs the risk of partition corruption of Win7, rendering it unbootable.

    Also, BEFORE you do anything to your partitions, use the Backup function in Win7 to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD. This will prove invaluable later should you need to repair the Win7 boot loader.
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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    Heyy all. thanks for the info. Its helpful.

    1 more question.

    Which 1 better, continue using Win7 or change to Ubuntu ? Please answer this. Im confuse now. but interesting with Ubuntu.

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    Re: How to change windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux?

    If you are using Windows and want to try Ubuntu, then try Ubuntu without deleting Windows, and use both OSs to get a feel for the differences. Although people here may have an opinion as to which is the better OS, no one can tell you which is better for you. Use both, and then decide for yourself.

    Good luck!

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