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Old 03-20-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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ubuntu and Vista


Hi
im wondering if i can install both Ubuntu and Vista in the same machine ?
now i have Vista installed , how can i install Ubuntu and make them both working?
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
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you're back... please reply to this thread, and tell us what even google.com is celebrating today to prove you're human.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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No problem, there are many ways to do this. The best way (imho) is to do it in this order:

1. Partition drives (Minimum 1 ntfs for Windows, 1 ext2/3/reiser for Linux and a swap drive, but you would probably want a separate /boot, /home and a fat32-partition for sharing files between Vista/Ubuntu (or install ext2fs for windows and use your /home for all data files).

2. Install windows first (it will overwrite your bootloader on installation if you do Ubuntu first)

3. Install Ubuntu, and add Vista to the bootloader.

4. Happy days.

Of course, it is a bit of work, but not more than installing two new machines. What you might want to do is resize your vista-partition to make room for Linux, in stead of installing it all over. I use Gparted (which is on many Linux live-cds) to repartition the drive, it is GUI and easier to use than cfdisk, plus you can queue up all your operations, press "apply" and go for lunch....

There is of course the alternative option which is by far the easiest to begin with; a linux live-cd. You could try Knoppix, which is very good at this, or use your Ubuntu-DVD and write "live" at the boot prompt. This should start Ubuntu in "Live-mode" so you can use it on your computer without installing anything. You can of course partition and install using this livedvd as well.

Hope this helps, if you need more information feel free to ask!
 
Old 03-20-2008, 11:03 AM   #4
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dude, this is a bot (almost certainly...) don't waste your time any more.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 12:17 PM   #5
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use VMware or parralles bitch
Download the iso file for ubuntu to your desktop
Create a new virtual disk and vitual machine.
Open the ISO file and install it regularly.
awesome.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 12:27 PM   #6
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you're joking? why did you reply??
 
Old 03-21-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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because im cool
 
Old 03-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #8
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re: off topic question...??

What provoked the 'bot' label early on? The syntax is a bit mechanical, but I would never have thought that. If someone wants to take a sec to enlighten me please feel free. I am serious. Off forum is cool: fallsoff[screwspam]motorcycle@g[$$$]mail.com

I am seriously curious as I have never seen that comment in a forum.
No criticism or judgment intended but please enlighten me someone if you will.
fallsoff
 
Old 03-23-2008, 12:00 AM   #9
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by fallsoff View Post
What provoked the 'bot' label early on? The syntax is a bit mechanical, but I would never have thought that. If someone wants to take a sec to enlighten me please feel free. I am serious. Off forum is cool: fallsoff[screwspam]motorcycle@g[$$$]mail.com

I am seriously curious as I have never seen that comment in a forum.
No criticism or judgment intended but please enlighten me someone if you will.
fallsoff
None taken.

Check the OP posts by clicking on the name. Then find all posts. This is a bot.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 02:22 AM   #10
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HI
IM not A bot
Google celberating nothing
thanks for Serious replies.
regards
 
Old 03-23-2008, 05:18 PM   #11
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how does someone / thing who isn't a bot post 11 threads in 13 minutes nearly all of which exist word for word on expertsexchange over the last few months?
 
Old 03-23-2008, 05:54 PM   #12
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Not sure if I am doing something stupid by replying to this thread again, but I have to ask this: (and just in case the bot's a human after all, I'd like to give him the opportunity to answer. If he is a bot, I'm starting a new thread to ask my questions there.)

If this is a bot, what would it's purpose be? I've now read all the posts from this user/bot, (and some of his/hers/its aliases), but I fail to see the point completely.....it seems to me the only positive thing to gain from setting up a bot like this would be to end up with a user name with many posts, which really wouldn't be that impressive if all of the posts are newbie questions and many are answered by the same user with a different alias.....

Can someone enlighten me as well? Are there any technical advantages by setting up a bot such as this, or would it's only purpose be to irritate people?

And for linuxexpert in particular (bot or not): If there is one place on the internet I would be wary of choosing a user name such as yours, it would be exactly this site, where there really are some linuxexperts... And if the point of all this is scoring points by posting stuff, why not search for your problems on the site, and post a thousand "thank you"'s or "I'm not worthy"'s in stead?

I've used this site for quite a while now, and the answers for most of my linux questions have been found simply by searching and reading (hence the low post count. The amount of information and how-to's that are stored on this site is incredible, and valuing the time and effort of the guys who bother to answer your questions on their free time is one of the only ways we can repay them. In fact, I've just now decided to use a lot more of my spare time to answer daft questions on the Internet, so some of these guys can take some time off, kick back to some good music, and have a beer.

So just relax, guys, and leave the daft ones to me...Retrievil to the rescue!!
(seriously, though: thank you LQ!)

(and to be on the safe side; are there any dangers/problems by answering a bot like this, like with spam? Has he stolen my identity and is posting stuff on other forums as we speak?)
 
Old 03-23-2008, 09:42 PM   #13
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Hi,

I'll take that beer!

Really no problems with answering a bot. They are just irritating along with waste of time and space.

BTW, jump in and participate.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 03:34 AM   #14
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Virtual Beer being served.....

I'll try to see if I can beat your post count in time, looks like you got a head start though... And I'll try not to ask questions like "which is the best ubuntu cd" and "why is my foot pedal not working" (ref. to mouse; actual story
 
  


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