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Old 12-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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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, 09:38 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Let me give you some valuable beginner advice: Red Hat 8.0 is obsolete and unsupported. Ubuntu 8.10 is obsolete and unsupported.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 (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: (While the guide is written for Ubuntu, you can also use the same concept with other distributions.)

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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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