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Old 05-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
BuckNekkid
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Unhappy Formatting, Partitioning, for dual-boot... ?????


First of all,

I don't want sympathy, but merely explain what I'm up against. I'm 63 years old. I'm on medical and mental disability (Cognitive failure, the beginning of Alzheimer's). I used to be a good computer tech, but now, because of my memory problems, I don't remember how to do a lot of things with a computer.

I'm seeking assistance (not 24/7 help or hand-holding)to help me reformat,partition, and set-up a dual-boot for both WIN 2000 Pro and Ubuntu Linux to operate programs where I can use my Amateur (Ham) Radio in digital modes (PSK-31, PSK-64, BPSK, cw, etc). I'm choosing NOT to run Ham Radio DeLuxe, as it's bloated with M$ "code" and could be hacked and messed with.

The hard drive is a Maxtor 80 gig (78 g formatted). I have another drive,a Western Digital 40 gig (37 g formatted) that I use for Windows as well, but mostly it contains Excel spreadsheets with Part 90 - Public Safety frequency information for the local (within 250 miles) from my home. It's a FAT 32 and I'd like the 80 gig to match that

Is there ANYONE out there will to help this "Old Man"?

Thanks in advance,
GOD BLESS,
Respectfully submitted,

Buck/KA5LQJ
 
Old 05-01-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Well I can kind of give you a start. What you will want to do first is place your windows 2000 disk and boot to that. (May have to check your bios first to make sure booting to cd is number 1)

Then it will give you a pretty straight forward information. When you get to the screen where you will partition your hard drive select the drive but only give 40 gb. This will give Windows 40 and we will use the other 40 gb for Ubuntu.

After you are done formating and installing get windows setup with however you like it. Then insert the Ubuntu disk Use 9.10 (or 10.04 which is what I am using an must say it works really well). Boot to the disk and tell it you will want to install Ubuntu. During the install process it will see windows is installed and use the rest of the hard drive for Ubuntu and setup everything else for you for dual booting.

That is pretty much it. Course I did shorten it alot. But as mentioned the install instructions are pretty straight forward.
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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Hi J,

Thanks! That's all I needed to get me started, was just a jump-start, LOL! I couldn't remember what to do and that helped a lot.

It's really dis-heartening to ask local computer guru's and just don't share that information. It's like a STATE SECRET or their afraid to share and think, Well if THEY know, then they will know as much as I do? And I can't have that.

Sadly, I had a local tell me that my computer hardware had issues and by the time he walked me through the changes I'd have to make, HE could have bought me a new computer with Linux on it. What the Heck? I never asked for that.

I really appreciate your kind help. GOD BLESS you.

Respectfully submitted,
Best Regard,

"Buck"/KA5LQJ
 
Old 05-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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Hi J,

Thanks! That's all I needed to get me started, was just a jump-start, LOL! I couldn't remember what to do and that helped a lot.

It's really dis-heartening to ask local computer guru's and just don't share that information. It's like a STATE SECRET or their afraid to share and think, Well if THEY know, then they will know as much as I do? And I can't have that.

Sadly, I had a local tell me that my computer hardware had issues and by the time he walked me through the changes I'd have to make, HE could have bought me a new computer with Linux on it. What the Heck? I never asked for that.

I really appreciate your kind help. GOD BLESS you.

Respectfully submitted,
Best Regard,

"Buck"/KA5LQJ
I am sorry to hear that. However once you start to hang around LQ for a while you will start to see that a lot of people around here love to give out information and find it very rewarding to just hear thanks from people. that is course one of the many reasons I switched to linux. The community around it is always willing to help.

Again if you have any more questions just post away and someone will be glad to give you a helping hand.

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