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Old 12-21-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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can I use ubuntu and windows at the same time????


I am planning two use two Operating system.Somebody told me that I cant use ubuntu and windows, I mean i am planning two dual boot. is it Ok..

Can anybody help me on telling me the ideal sizes for yhe important partitions in UBUNTU...

thank you so much
 
Old 12-21-2007, 11:36 PM   #2
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Sure, you can. Dual-booting doesn't mean that you'll run both systems at the same time, though. You boot only one system at a time.
For partitions, I think 10G for / is plenty, about a gig for swap should be enough, and you can give to /home as much of the rest as you can. If you want full (read-write) access to your Windows partitions (I assume they are NTFS) from Linux, you might want to check out the ntfs-3g driver.
Good luck.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:03 AM   #3
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Sure, you can. Dual-booting doesn't mean that you'll run both systems at the same time, though. You boot only one system at a time.
For partitions, I think 10G for / is plenty, about a gig for swap should be enough, and you can give to /home as much of the rest as you can. If you want full (read-write) access to your Windows partitions (I assume they are NTFS) from Linux, you might want to check out the ntfs-3g driver.
Good luck.
Ubuntu 7.04 and newer have ntfs-3g built in
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:08 AM   #4
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Oh? OK. Never used UBUNTU, actually.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #5
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Wink Mepis

I suggest you to have two partitions nr. one for Windows and nr. two for Linux.

For Linux I suggest you to use Mepis 7 that will be released on 22 this month. It just works without any special configurations.

It have the best help community forum I never joined at www.mepislovers.org

You can download the new version when it will be available from www.linuxtracker.org with any .torrent client.

I use VirtualBox to run XP home on a linux machine.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 04:58 AM   #6
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You can also install Vmware or the Open source version Virtualbox. Vmware is software that allows you to install a different operating system within and run it at the same time as the host operating system.
You can install virtual software in your existing Windows installation, you would first boot Windows, then open Vmware and boot Linux Ubuntu and use them both at the same time. You can also use it in reverse by installing virtual software in Linux and boot up Windows while running Linux. But there will be an issue with Window Product Activation as the virtual hardware is usually different than the hardware the Windows CD is associated with, only three of ten hardware items monitored by Windows Product Activation can be changed, the fourth item causes it to prompt for re-activation.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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This may help with the installion of ubuntu.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
 
Old 12-22-2007, 01:10 PM   #8
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You can also install Vmware or the Open source version Virtualbox. Vmware is software that allows you to install a different operating system within and run it at the same time as the host operating system.
You can install virtual software in your existing Windows installation, you would first boot Windows, then open Vmware and boot Linux Ubuntu and use them both at the same time. You can also use it in reverse by installing virtual software in Linux and boot up Windows while running Linux. But there will be an issue with Window Product Activation as the virtual hardware is usually different than the hardware the Windows CD is associated with, only three of ten hardware items monitored by Windows Product Activation can be changed, the fourth item causes it to prompt for re-activation.
I have Ubuntu 7.04 with VMware server running. I had no trouble with the activation of WinXP Pro under VMware; however I did have trouble updating h/w (DVD-R/W drive) firmware using WinXP. Other than that, it works... but I have yet to really use it. I can't find a reason.
 
  


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