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ok, i am moving to linux today. Want to make a last check before I get started...
I have 2 partitions but I will not have dual boot... yet.. the partition i wont use is on 3GB containing some files I would not like to lose... Would they be safe in case i mess something up, as long as I dont use that partition?
I have downloaded the alternative install of xubuntu and will soon burn it on cd... anything else I should have on CD? (apart from a windows as backup)
I have an old 400MhZ with 128 MB RAM... win 2000 runs quite fine, so would xubuntu run smooth enough?
thanks, will be careful when i come to the partioning part
btw i just remembered that I had some trouble with some of my hardware when i tried mandrake some years ago (sound and printer)... also i have a vague memory of it being troublesome that i have no idea about my hardware on this computer. And I guess that it could be helpful to know that if I need your help later... anything specific I should check up before removing windows?
If you really intend to remove windows, it may be worthwhile getting a liveCD first. When you find the liveCD can manage all or most of your hardware, you can push ahead and dump windows; if it doesn't, then at least nothing was lost.
something went wront with the installation
a file was corrupted and it seems to be an important one... i got a message that no "core" (?) could be foun in the ATP-thingy... it said I would have to do it manually later
you could just install ubuntu... if you don't mind using 200mb more than you need. If gnome shouldn't start, you can just kill the xserver with ctrl-alt-backspace, and do "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop" from the command line.
the install seems to be downloading stuff so when i got to choose which software i wanted i could also choose desktops and differet types (ubuntu, kubuntu, edubuntu and xubuntu))... chose xubuntu, so we will have to see how much xubuntu it will be when the install is finished...