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Old 08-27-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Dual Distro Install - Centos & Ubuntu


Hi all,

Linux newbie working his way down the Linux learning path. Iím seeing some things developed under Ubuntu that Iíd like to start playing with (namely a subtitle program called ďSubtitleEditor: http://home.gna.org/subtitleeditor/).

My question: Can I, (and is it a good idea?) install Ubuntu on the same machine that I have Centos? Would it be wiser to just get another laptop and do the install on a separate machine? My only criteria is desk space -- running out of room as it is. Iíll never have both distros open at the same time. Just curious if itís a better idea to have a dedicated machine for each distro, of if it really doesnít matter.

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Kelley
 
Old 08-27-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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You can install Centos and Ubuntu on the same machine.

You have to repartition.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
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If the program works under Ubuntu it ought to work under CentOS, bearing in mind that CentOS is. A stable distribution so most of the applications and libraries it contains are fairly old and well-proven.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 02:20 PM   #4
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My only criteria is desk space -- running out of room as it is. Iíll never have both distros open at the same time.
If you mean 'disk' space, maybe another hard drive would be a better idea rather than another computer, one system on each. How much space do you have as a minimal install of a standard Ubuntu will be 6+GB and if you plan to use it and add software, etc. it will take up that space whether you are using it or not.
 
Old 08-28-2015, 12:05 PM   #5
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RPMForge have Subtitleeditor for CentOS. If you don't have their repository enabled (with the priority plug-in for yum set up, or you'll really get trouble!), you can download the rpm and install locally.
http://pkgs.org/centos-6/repoforge-x...86_64.rpm.html
 
Old 08-28-2015, 01:58 PM   #6
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Thanks David. Yeah, in the interim I stumbled across this link and downloaded. Also installed Ubuntu as well. Thanks for the guidance.

I see you're from London. Hope to be in the UK this winter. Miss it much.

Best,
Kelley
 
  


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