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Old 09-29-2006, 03:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a question umm i dont have 2 alternate my windows or n e of that do i im getting the desktop iso and i dont wanna messed up my pc.......
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wtf are you talking about... is that english? could you revise that to be more coherant? maybe some punctuation... im no stickler but i cant even tell what the question is!
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I think he wants to install the Linux distro Ubuntu and wants to know if it`ll mess up his windows install if i deciphered that correctly.

I havnt used ubuntu myself so dont know if it installs the grub loader, it should be ok as long as you have enough hard drive space to install the OS.

EDIT: also why its posted in the overclocking forum I have no idea...
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may i suggest the linux forum?
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Ubuntu will install a boot loader, partitioning the drives is up to you. If you already have Windows installed, you will need to resize your Windows partition to make space for Ubuntu. To do this you can use gparted or Partition Magic. Gparted is free, and works just as well if not better, so I would recommend it over Partition Magic.
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Ubuntu will install a boot loader, partitioning the drives is up to you. If you already have Windows installed, you will need to resize your Windows partition to make space for Ubuntu. To do this you can use gparted or Partition Magic. Gparted is free, and works just as well if not better, so I would recommend it over Partition Magic.
Hey, Gparted is awesome! PartitionMagic was always giving me trouble, so I downloaded Gparted and it works perfect. Best thing about it is that you can use it in any computer since it's a live CD. Thanks for letting me know about it.
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The Ubuntu installer has a partitioner. It'll ask you where you want to install Ubuntu, and that's where you can repartition and all that jazz.

Ubuntu is great! If you've got more questions, you might want to check out http://ubuntuforums.org and http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper. One of the great things about this distro is the awesome support.
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I use Ubuntu on my linux box, I really enjoy it as well. And yeah, during the install it will give you the option to boot your windows partition.
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