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Supreet Virdi Jun 09, 2007, 05:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I've recently acquired Ubuntu 7.04v disk, but the problem is I've neither used nor worked on Linux OS before, so I really don't know how to install it. Although, I found this guide (as follows) on how to install it but I do have some questions.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-Ubuntu-7-04-Wind...2973.shtml


Lets suppose I've a 250GB Hard drive with C: and D: partition of 25GB of space respectively (lets ignore other partitions) and I've Windows XP on C: drive, and I want to install Ubuntu on D: drive then how do I do it?


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Jun 09, 2007, 05:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Ubuntu 7.04v
Yo Supreet,

Ubuntu won't show you "C:" and "D:," as those are Windows designations for partitions. When you run the Ubuntu installer, it should just show you partitions, and you can click on whichever one you want to install on. :)

Supreet Virdi Jun 09, 2007, 05:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey McFly :) .. I mean *McFly :) :_)

Ok, so it will only show me partitions, and then I can choose it whether I want to install it on first partition or the other one, right?

Right now I am on 40GB hard drive, and I've around 4.30GB of free space available on D: drive, do you think will it be ok for it, if I go ahead and install Linux right away?

Also tell me about Boot manager, will it be GRUB or Windows XP, after Installing Linux?

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Jun 09, 2007, 06:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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GRUB will overwrite the MBR of your harddrive, but it's a great bootloader. By default, it should let you boot into either Windows or Ubuntu. :P

Supreet Virdi Jun 09, 2007, 06:55am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Alright, thank you McFly. I'm gonna get a new 250GB hard drive soon, then I'll try it. :)

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Adam Kolak Jun 09, 2007, 08:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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When you boot from a Ubuntu CD it loads to a "Live CD" OS, which is basically Ubuntu running off the CD. From there you can run the Installer and install it to the partition you need. You will actually need to set up 2 partitions for it. 25GB is plenty for this though. You could use maybe 24.4GB for the main partition and use the rest for a Linux swap partition.

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Jun 09, 2007, 04:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You can't install Ubuntu to a single partition as an LVM? I've never installed Ubuntu, but I'd be kinda surprised if it didn't support that.

Adam Kolak Jun 09, 2007, 09:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have no idea what LVM is honestly. But all I know is that everytime I have installed Ubuntu or Kubuntu from version 5.10 to 6.06 to 7.04, I have always made a normal partition and a small swap partition. Never seen an option for LVM and never heard of it. Or maybe I just missed it.

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nura yusuf Nov 08, 2007, 11:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have only one partition with Vista Business and all attempts to split the drive mt brick wall and I like to install Ubuntu 7.0. I have tried using partition magic, partition logic but no way, please any idea, anybody?

Supreet Virdi Nov 08, 2007, 12:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Download and Install Paragon EX2FS Anywhere software, and format a partition using ReiserFS File System, then boot from Linux Live CD, create a swap partition and install Linux on it.

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Supreet Virdi Nov 08, 2007, 12:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If you have only 'one' partition, then you'll need to re-partition it. I'm not sure if you can still install Linux on it. Basically, with multiple partitions you can simply sacrifice one partition and install Linux on it.

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nura yusuf Nov 08, 2007, 06:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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how do i create the partition without loosing the vista. Is it possible to create partition out of the free space? I tried using partition magic but met a brick wall.

Supreet Virdi Nov 09, 2007, 05:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I don't think you can do that. Once you re-partition, you'll loose Vista.

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