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Old 01-13-2009, 07:21 AM   #16
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When I was pretty new to Linux I just installed Ubuntu inside Windows on a seprate drive and I ended up with a reinstallation. My be I didn't know much about that, since then I never tried that again..

As far as your question is concerned.

If you are planning to install Ubuntu as a virtual OS inside W$indows using VMWare, then definitely it's gonna make your pc sleep.. It not recommended on a slow pc.

If you have planned to install it on a separate partition then its has to do nothing with your windows OS performance, because, in that situation they run as (on will live the other die).

After selecting you choice form Gurb, Lilo or some other boot loader.. The selected OS will live and the other will remain sleeping..

So no worries about performance as far as you install them separate OS's


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Old 01-13-2009, 09:27 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by greenguy9595 View Post

Demo and Full Installation - "try Ubuntu without installing! Simply reboot your machine with the CD in the tray. You may preform a full installation from within the demo to install Ubuntu either alongside Windows or as the only operating System"

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If i Select this option, Does it automatically create a partition? or do i need to create one beforehand?

Heres what ive got for HDs right now, this is how i got it out of the box

OS Partition - 43.9 GB Total- 7.35GB free
Data Partiton - 181 GB Total- 145 GB free
Old 01-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #18
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No it will not create any partition on running it as LIVE. It was give you an opportunity to have a look of what it feels and how it works..

If you like that LIVE session, On Desktop you will have option of installation it permanently on to your hard disk..

On choosing the install option on your desktop a disk manager will ask you for adjustments for making a new partition for UBUNTU. I suggest you to take backup of your data drive if you are gonna make some space for ubuntu using the tool provided with ubuntu..


It's a good idea to resize your Data Drive with any xp utility inorder to get some space for make ext3 file system for ubuntu. (Utilities like Partition Magic and etc can do this job for you).

After making some adjustments to your hard disk. Now you can run installation from beginning .. select the option (use free space and make linux file system option during partition dialogue.

Enjoy the power.



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