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Just downloaded an .iso of Ubuntu. What next?

Casheti

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I downloaded the .iso for Ubuntu, and I'm gonna burn it do a DVD in a few minutes. How can I make my PC a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot?
 
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boot from cd. reccomend putting it on a seperate harddrive though.. friend tried the dual boot thing but it messed up his windows (with an older version of linux of course).
 
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yes, way to procrastinate. are you sure you arent from america?
 
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When you are prompted to install Ubuntu, you will have an option as to where you're installing it to. If you're not putting it on a separate drive, make sure to manually partition your old drive so that you have a swap partition and a normal partition (swap needs to be 2GB, normal "root" partition needs to be as big as it can be). Once it's installed, Ubuntu will take care of a bootloader called "GRUB", which will give you an option to boot into Ubuntu or Vista at boot.

You'll find Ubuntu to be very clean and easy for simple tasks such as AIM, internet, mail, and office :).
 

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Well here I am posting from Ubuntu. It's not bad.. but I would like to be able to install Beryl. How would that run on a 256MB PCI GeForce FX5200?

From what I hear about ATI cards + *nix it wouldn't be too good on this card...
 

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ATI has a pretty bad rep for *nix, mainly because they don't do squat to help the situation, while Nvidia writes drivers for Linux and FreeBSD.

If you're feeling bold, you might want to try this guy's "Envy" script installer -- it works great for Nvidia, and he says it works for ATI, and he's not famous for telling fibs:

http://albertomilone.com/projects.html

Good luck with it! ;)
 
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I don't know what all of the fuss is about when it coems to ATis and Linux. Mine worked perfectly, and I could even run Beryl on it, with no problems what-so-ever.

My favourite Ubuntu guide (can work with any Ubuntu derivative, and maybe even with Deb and MEPIS, and other Debian derivatives):
easylinux.info/
Found it a while back when I was struggling to get anything working under Breezy Badger, and has helped me with every build since then.