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    10.04?

    Hi,

    I'll install 10.04, simply 'cause I have a nice book about this OS-what kind of problems are to be expected?
    It is a Win7 machine with i7, 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD, I want install it as dual-boot. Difficulties because of the SSD?
    In case 10.04 is not suitable, how can I install 12.04 (or 10.04) as dual-boot and how do I remove them completely...just for the case things are going nuts? I tried to find a 64bit version...where is it?
    Thanks a lot for taking the time reading this questions, your hints are very welcome!

    Citta

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    Re: 10.04?

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    Re: 10.04?

    As stated, 10.04 is no longer supported so you'd be better of with 12.04 (supported 'til 2017). Link to 64bit d/l http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop choose 64 bit.
    Loads of info on dual booting here: http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html

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    Re: 10.04?

    From official Ubuntu documentation:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...tallation_type
    System76 Serval Pro 7: Ubuntu 14.04; Dell Latitude D800: Lubuntu 14.04; Zotac Z-Box ID45: Mythbuntu 14.04 with MythTV 0.27

    Ubuntu problems? http://www.googlubuntu.com/

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    Re: 10.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citta View Post
    Hi,

    I'll install 10.04, simply 'cause I have a nice book about this OS-what kind of problems are to be expected?
    It is a Win7 machine with i7, 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD, I want install it as dual-boot. Difficulties because of the SSD?
    In case 10.04 is not suitable, how can I install 12.04 (or 10.04) as dual-boot and how do I remove them completely...just for the case things are going nuts? I tried to find a 64bit version...where is it?
    Thanks a lot for taking the time reading this questions, your hints are very welcome!

    Citta
    You're better off using Ubuntu 12.04. I wouldn't think there would be an issue with installing Ubuntu 12.04 on an SSD, it should work like any other hard drive.

    To install 12.04 with (your existing installation of) Windows 7, you should go into Disk Management (in the Control Panel, go to Administrative Tools, then Computer Management, and Disk Management should be there). On your Windows partition, right click it and select "Shrink Partition." Shrink it as far down as you would like (or as far down as Windows would like) and you will have space to install Ubuntu (I usually give it at least 15 GB). When you boot off the Ubuntu CD/USB stick, the installer will give you the option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. That's what you should do.

    To remove Ubuntu completely, you should install EasyBCD and use it to reinstall the Windows bootloader (Ubuntu has its own bootloader, Grub2). Then you can go back to Disk Management, delete the Ubuntu partitions, and use the Extend Partition function to bring your partition back to normal size.

    This is where you can download Ubuntu, a 64-bit version as well: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop.

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    Re: 10.04?

    Basically, put the Ubuntu cd int te drive, set yourr BIOS to boot from cd, and then reboot the computer.

    Clickk "Install Ubuntu". Follow the onscreen instructions to install side by side with Windows. It is very easy. The person above me thinks you need to shrinkk your Windows partition first but that is notthe cae, you can happily and easily ddo it in the installer.

    To remove Ubuntu, you erase its partition and merge it back in with the Windows one, if you want. Then from your Windows CD run 'fixmbr' or from the Ubuntu CD run Boot Repair. Not as easy as installing Ubuntu of course. One does not simply uninstall an operating system like they would a progrram.

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