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Old 02-23-2005, 02:20 AM   #16
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Heh, that would be an excellent idea should have mentioned that myslef. Write nothing to your Win drive unless you want to lose it.

BTW, Distrowatch does have great stuff and linuxiso is very limited but linuxiso is better to use if you're just starting out. I actually use distrowatch but eh.
Old 11-03-2007, 07:46 AM   #17
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don't loose data while installing linux

hey jojojo,

i would suggest you to first go to windows and free the space you want to use for linux - shown in flouresent green(i mean it should not be in any logical drive of windows)

now you can insert a linux cd and start installing linux.

during installation there would be a step where you will be selecting a partition (i have seen that in redhat and Suse and fedora)
Select "leave all partitions intact and Use free space to install to install linux".
then you can even see the disk partions done for you by linux and all your windows or other OS's data would be safe.

This was the safest way i learned to install linux if you are a newbie.

Old 12-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #18
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the best solution "Wubi"

This what you need, go here and read the review then download "Wubi"
It will give you several different flavors of Ubuntu to install inside windows but when you reboot you'll have the choice of booting to windows or ubuntu. That way you wont be running two operating systems at the same time. If you get tired of it you can uninstall it from windows like any other program.


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