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Old 08-22-2006, 02:33 PM   #11
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That could be a possibility, but I think I'll go with Ubuntu anyways
yeah I heard ubuntu is pretty good. I'm using kubuntu which shouldn't be that different, don't even know what the difference is but there must be something.
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:38 PM   #12
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Real quick since I'm gonna do this soon. I have two partitions, a 110 and a 40 or somewhere around there. I put in my XP disc, delete and reformat the other partition, then when I put it Ubuntu I pick which partition to install to, or like it find the empty one right?
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:43 PM   #13
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no need for win xp cd. Just start to install ubuntu and then u should be able to delete the other partition and install on it.

don't worry about it, I too was a little confused on how to choose what to do with the partitions when installing linux for the 1st time. But it's pretty simple, it gives u quite good instructions. And it might ask how u want to do the partitioning, choose partition manually or something like that and then u should figure it out. By default it probably will shrink the windows partition and create a new partition from the space left over after shrinking the windows partition.
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Why would it need to shrink thw XP partition if I'm just deleted the FC4 partition and using that space? I did it before, just don't remember the process. Lemme throw in the CD and see what happens
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Why would it need to shrink thw XP partition if I'm just deleted the FC4 partition and using that space? I did it before, just don't remember the process. Lemme throw in the CD and see what happens
It doesn't need to. I was trying to say that the default setting is to shrink the windows partiton and use the space. But u can ofcourse change it.
And another great thing about ubuntu, u can browse the new while installing the os. (well atleast with kubuntu u can)
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Is it alright though if I use my XP CD to delete and format the other partition? I'm familiar with XP's way so I'd just feel more comfortable.
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it should be fine if u delete it using the xp cd. Never used it myself but I don't know why it wouldn't work that way.
And remember, u can read ntfs based filesystems with linux, but windows can't read the linux partitions. So with linux u can access everything on the windows partition, but on windows u can't even see the linux partition.
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Well shit, lol. I went into the Recovery console which I guess was the wrong way to go cause I didn't find the partitioning crap. Lemme just do it through Ubuntu. Hope I don't delete the XP Partition
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Well shit, lol. I went into the Recovery console which I guess was the wrong way to go cause I didn't find the partitioning crap. Lemme just do it through Ubuntu. Hope I don't delete the XP Partition
When u boot from the windows cd u need to choose "install windows" and then proceed until u get to the partition things. But just do it with ubuntu, it ain't that hard and well then atleast u know how to do it in the future.
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Ubuntu has a great partitioner that is very user-friendly. It should recognize your windows partition and use any disk space left! Good luck!
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