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  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Dell inspiron 5100
    p4 2.66
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    40gb ide
    cd r/w / dvd r
    D-link dwl g630 wireless
    Radeon 7500

    Can i install it and it work properly and how do i dual boot them
     
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    the easiest way is just to pop in an ubuntu cd while you're in windows and follow the onscreen instructions to set up the dual boot.
     
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    the easiest way is just to pop in an ubuntu cd while you're in windows and follow the onscreen instructions to set up the dual boot. only works with 8.10 hardy heron.
     
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    so i have to use 8.10 beta?
     
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    its been released fully for a while now..
     
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    I had that problem a few months ago, but dual-booting is really easy. I am currently dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Use this website here for a guide to dual-booting XP and Ubuntu: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed_first.htm (I actually did not use this guide at all, but I did pretty much the same thing!)

    If you are unable to get your boot working with this guide, reply to this message, and I will write out a step-by-step guide, but it will involve you already having a partition set out for XP (as in you are not already using your entire hard drive space for XP alone.) Even though I write the guide with experience from Vista, it will work with XP
     
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    do i need a specific version or just download the iso from ubuntu?
     
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    get the regular iso from ubunutu.com.. i didn't even burn the cd, i just used magicdisc to mount it, and it installed right from there.
     
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    3500 post :) 1500 more to go :(

    downloading 8.04.1 now

    ok. so split the partition. install it and it will auto dual boot it for me.
     
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    yup, it will default to Windows but ask you every time you boot to select an OS. Ubuntu should be fairly light to install and run.

    Congrats on the 3500 posts, almost there to the custom title!
     
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    8.04 has Wubi, you don't need 8.10 for Windows installation functionality.

    So long as you make 2 partitions (1 ext3 1 swap) and install Ubuntu to the ext3 partition grub should automatically take care of the boot loader.
     
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    ok, so mount the image with daemon tool and just install it? partition like 12gb or something?
     
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    yeah thats fine jsut set aside like 512mb-1gb for swap space in a seperate partition.

    just give it a try its supposed to be extremely simple and walk you thorugh it step by step.
     
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    so i need 3 partitions then?

    how about a 37 = 15 + 10 + 2
     
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    well 3 if you're dual booting

    1: xp
    2: ubuntu
    3: swap
     
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    ok

    what about Installation size?
     
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    ok, chose 10gb.

    installed now i gotta reboot. sadly im at math class for about 2 1/2 hours and i bet my dfi will be there also. today should be fun.
     
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    sorry for triple posting.. i know its bad.

    It hangs @ 66% for the app that partions. im in linux now but it just hangs.
     
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    what? i dont understand...
     
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    when it gets to the part were it is going to partition the hdd to actually install the os, it hangs it would load to 66% and stop. then it loaded 100% but would freeze it gave me some error 10 msg.

    should i unsintall it from windows and try again?
     
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    yeah that might be a good idea, remember that you can also install it from within live cd.. for myself, i just told it to install on my windows partition and have had no problems...
     
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    hmm, ok i'll try it.
     
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    good luck :toast:
     
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    installing to a external 2.5" drive :)
     
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