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Old 12-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
Vijay Paigwar
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Hello to all the member of this site.
Thanks for providing this useful site for Linux users.

I am a novice user of Linux and a complete windows user my first question is about Linux Installation or installing multiple operating system on single hard disk.

First time I Lost my whole Hard Disk data while installing RED HAT Linux 8.0 it was a painful loss of my data i lost every thing.


So please tell me How and How not to Install multiple operating system on single HD with linux and windows.

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 linux

but after some time i need to start it with recovery option which shows at start up means its not starting normally i don't know what gone wrong.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Let me give you some valuable beginner advice: Red Hat 8.0 is obsolete and unsupported. Ubuntu 8.10 is obsolete and unsupported. Don't use them!

Download a currently-supported distribution and you will have a much more pleasant introduction to Linux. You can read more about the different distros and what is the latest release at http://distrowatch.com (I personally use and recommend Debian, but Ubuntu and Mint are also very popular choices for beginners.)

Here is an easy how-to so you can start using Ubuntu (current release, please!) with no permanent changes or risk to your currently installed system/data: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox (While the guide is written for Ubuntu, you can also use the same concept with other distributions.)

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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The first thing to do every time you do something system critical, like installing a new OS, is to backup your data. You should do that anyways periodically, otherwise you are in a permanent risk to just loose your data.
 
  


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