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Old 02-10-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Dual booting


I'm very new to the linux world, so new in fact I don't have it installed yet.

What is the best linux to use while dual booting with windows. I'm the only computer literate person in my home so everyone else uses XP.

I recently tried to install Unbuntu on my pc, but for some reason it didn't work. In the process I repartioned my hardrive so I could try another one.

Is there a linux out ther that is easier to install and one that can dual-boot?

Gracias, Danke, merci, and thanks,

Aaron
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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For a Windows literate household, Ubuntu is one of the better choices.
Now you're an "old hand" at it, I'd suggest trying it again. Take note of any problems and ask on LQ or the Ubuntu sites for help.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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You should be able to dual boot with any distro though.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
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I can still remember the problems.

First it wouldn't install some type of network. Then it had partitioning problems. And it went downhill from there

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Old 02-10-2006, 06:07 PM   #5
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Ubuntu should be as good as any for network detection.
As for partitions, to use pre-allocated partitions, you generally need to go to the "expert" (or somesuch) option rather than accept the default. This is common to most distros.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 10:13 PM   #6
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the first time i ever installed linux i used Fedora core 4 because a relative suggested it and it had just come out. i also did a dual-boot with winXP my first time. so i would suggest using that because i know that it is pretty easy to do. as long as you do a graphical install and install the GRUB boot loader you should be fine. i automatically detects your windows installation as "Other" so you just rename it to windows and then choose which OS you want it to deafault to.
 
  


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