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    new to ubuntu

    hi,

    i am capt vivek. need assistance in graduating from xp to ubuntu.

    1.i want to start working on ubuntu.
    2.i have never worked with linux.
    3.i want to keep xp till the time i am sure ubuntu serves all my needs and is compatible with all my hardware.
    4.initially i would like to have dual boot where possibly i want ubuntu on my external hd.

    can anyone help plz i shall b very grateful.

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    Re: new to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by merchantnavy_1981 View Post
    hi,

    i am capt vivek. need assistance in graduating from xp to ubuntu.

    1.i want to start working on ubuntu.
    2.i have never worked with linux.
    3.i want to keep xp till the time i am sure ubuntu serves all my needs and is compatible with all my hardware.
    4.initially i would like to have dual boot where possibly i want ubuntu on my external hd.

    can anyone help plz i shall b very grateful.
    hi! welcome to ubuntu.
    do u have a ubuntu bootable CD.

    regards
    Sandy

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    Re: new to ubuntu

    ya i have that i got from digit magazine thats my source of info what ever simple little i do on computers.

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    Re: new to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by merchantnavy_1981 View Post
    ya i have that i got from digit magazine thats my source of info what ever simple little i do on computers.
    u may consider booting from it. set ur BIOS to boot from CD ROM first followed by HDD.
    the bootable Ubuntu CD lets u experience the magic of ubuntu without actually installing on ur hard disk. if u like it then u can install it also.

    regards
    Sandy

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    i did that i liked it how can i move any further. thnx sndy for guidance i look fwd to rech some where today. i shall feel good

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    Re: new to ubuntu

    Hi,

    OK so you've tried the Live CD and it works, now you're wanting to install.

    Before you go any further, I'd recommend you boot back into Windows and first defragment your hard drive. This is because when you install Ubuntu alongside Windows, you will need to 'shrink' your Windows installation to make space for Ubuntu, and defragmenting first lessens the (small) chance of any problems later on..

    You should also make a backup of any important files before you start installing Ubuntu - again, just in case something goes wrong (which is unlikely)

    Once you've done that, boot up into the Ubuntu Live CD and double-click on the install icon on the desktop. This will launch a wizard that will walk you through the process of installing Ubuntu, including shrinking Windows and installing a dual-boot loader which will subsequently allow you to choose booting Windows or Ubuntu. It's really very easy, but can be quite slow if you're running an older machine - just sit back and be patient..

    All the best and I hope that you enjoy Ubuntu!

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    Re: new to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by merchantnavy_1981 View Post
    i did that i liked it how can i move any further. thnx sndy for guidance i look fwd to rech some where today. i shall feel good
    the install icon on the desktop lets u install the Ubuntu on your harddisk. for installing u would require to make minimum of two new partitions - One as root / and the other as SWAP. The SWAP is generally twice ur RAM size.

    The partitions can be made both manually and guided with the Ubuntu Live CD installation itself.

    i suggest u read the following

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/partitioning

    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
    Sandy

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    thanx i see . sandy can i have ubuntu on my ext hdd some how.

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    i will definately read what u precribed. ur guidance looks like hope, to my eagerness to know and work with ubuntu. thnx for guidance

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    Re: new to ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by merchantnavy_1981 View Post
    thanx i see . sandy can i have ubuntu on my ext hdd some how.
    it is possible. u can search this forum for info.

    however a dual boot with existing hard disk is also possible.

    what are your system specs.

    regards
    Sandy

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