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    Question multiple OS on same computer

    My laptop currently runs on Windows7 and Ubuntu12.1 . I cannot completely do away with W7 yet, because I am still working on transferring and saving information. But, as of right now, I am running a dual booting system so that both OSs are on this computer.

    I have fallen in love with Ubuntu, it is the best, fastest and easiest OS I have ever dealt with. This being said, I have been looking into the Edubuntu for my two daughters. I wanted to know if I could install a 3rd OS on my system?

    I installed Ubuntu onto my computer using the Windows download tool and installed it dirrectly onto my computer that way. I was wondering if I could use that same tool and download Edubuntu onto my computer? I want to keep my W7 and U OSs intact. I just wanted to make sure that if I used that Windows downloading tool again, but picked Edubuntu as the OS, that it wouldn't overwrite my Ubuntu OS.

    Advice?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

    Yes you can, there is some info in this thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2075214

    It sounds like you used the wubi install, I don't think you can do that for a third
    Operating System. Better to have each system on it's own partition.
    Gparted how to Tutorial here.

    http://dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html

    Unless your computer is very new with uefi bootloader and gpt partitioning.
    Last edited by offgridguy; February 24th, 2013 at 04:56 AM.

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

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    Last edited by ahallubuntu; June 27th, 2013 at 03:55 AM.

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

    Um, You could install Edubuntu as an Ubuntu desktop Environment?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install edubuntu-desktop
    maybe .....

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

    Quote Originally Posted by kartikrajkanna View Post
    Um, You could install Edubuntu as an Ubuntu desktop Environment?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install edubuntu-desktop
    maybe .....
    I assumed OP wanted a completely separate OS that the kids could play with and not mess up anything in the Ubuntu install.

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

    Ah! I seemed to have missed that point ..... and btw, doesn't Wubi slow down the computer or something like that?

    It happened on my laptop ( 8 years old ..... Inspiron 700m: 2 GB RAM. Intel Pentium M 1.60 GHz )

    Just Asking.

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

    do you have a separated partition for your ubuntu? if yes,that's good.
    just download the edubuntu's iso and make a bootable usb drive,and install it. you may see this dialog during the install...
    'you currently have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 on this system.what do you want to do?'
    just choose run alongside them.but, you may end up in seeing two ubuntu in the grub boot menu.
    i have tried to install three system on a pc and it worked well.

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    Re: multiple OS on same computer

    Quote Originally Posted by AngJinhang View Post
    do you have a separated partition for your Ubuntu?
    Um, it says that Ubuntu was installed using Wubi, so no new partition, unless partition tool was used .....

    ntoprint, you might wanna get your Ubuntu in a new partition before installing Edubuntu alongside Win7, because Wubi AND Edubuntu might slow your system down.
    Last edited by kartikrajkanna; February 24th, 2013 at 06:17 AM.

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