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  1. arges86

    arges86

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    I'm completely new to Linux, i've used Windows for years and i'm pretty good with that

    I installed Ubuntu on my PC as a third OS (Win Vista and Win 7 beta being the others)
    after my BIOS posts, i get this screen:
    Ubuntu 8.10, Kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
    Ubuntu 8.10, Kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
    Ubuntu 8.10, Kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
    Ubuntu 8.10, Kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
    Ubuntu 8.10, Kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
    Ubuntu 8.10, Kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
    Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
    Other operating systems:
    Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)

    I was just wondering which version of the kernel i should load each time (i'm guessing the most recent one 2.6.27-11).
    Also can i remove the other options from the boot menu? or is that a bad idea.
    Lastly, is there a way to get the Ubuntu OS to be on the same list as the Windows Operating Systems in the boot menu?

    Thank you for any help and advice.

    My computer is:
    AMD: Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2886 MHz
    Mobo: Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 v.2
    RAM: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 PC2-6400
    OS: Vista 64bit SP2
    VC: EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB
     
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    Um, isn't LILO old school, and ubuntu uses GRUB by default last I had installed it.
     
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    it might be... but you can pick and choose I forgot what ubuntu default is.
     
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