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Old 01-23-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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i installed a second hard drive following a article in computer active and set up a duel boot system, win 98 and XP.I decided to try installing ubuntu 7.04 on the win 98 drive ,again a duel boot system with XP. Just to keep Xp until i had got use to linux I followed the computer active guide sept 07 getting started with linux.Xp got locked out completely and ubunto froze solid.So there,s a good job then? It took 2weeks to get the computer to work again ,having to reinstall XP and generally mess about,deep joy!! Can any one give me a clue as to installing ubunto without mayhem.
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the link below (booting...) should be of some help. Also, the LQ member "Saikee" has some very good tutorials linked in his sig.

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Old 01-23-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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What do you mean "froze solid"? Does the BIOS still come up?
Old 01-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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Still getting use to how the forum all works.Ubuntu installed but when i just messed about getting used to it i tried the screen saver scrolled down the options and got to i think bubbles, thats when it froze .Regardless of what i did the computer did not respond even to pressing the reset button on the front case ubuntu just came back on to screensaver bubbles .This i repeated several times plus reading books on how to get out trouble but noting worked so i reinstalled XP which did work.So untill i have a grasp of how to installing linux i,ll just carry on reading how to books.


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