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Ubuntu Partition I'm about to partition my pc (now running vista), and I'm going to install ubuntu 8.4 What gremlins, ghosts, demons and other problems should i expect?

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Linux install problem


You are going to create a new partition for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Apparently, you are trying to overlay Ubuntu over Vista and it's no going to happen.

Before installing the operating system, I suggest that you view the tutorial video clip by clicking on the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRbRBL51UTM

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The operating system that I used in my computer is XP.How would I install ubuntu operating system on my laptop?


the Ubuntu ISO that you choose for you pc needs to be selected (x86 for normal 32 bit pc or x64 for 64bit devices ) download the ISO and burn to cd or DVD your choice. when you running XP insert the disk and it gives you a option to install aside xp or to partition the drive to add ubuntu separately or to do a clean install ( wiping everything ) or boot up with it and it will help partition the XP drive to install alongside xp to do a dual boot.. this can be easy or hard id get a tutorial on this. but the clean install is the easiest and best it wipes out the drive and I'm almost sure everything will work when it comes on look up the model laptop and ubuntu 11.04(newest ) all my devices work all the time and the software is awesome as well as free and virus free
good luck google installing ubuntu for noobs

Oct 01, 2011 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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I put ubuntu the computer over heet and now only work the trial of ubuntu. how vista can run again?


If you erased the Windows partition when you installed Ubuntu you will need to re-insert your Windows Vista disc and reinstall Windows over Ubuntu using that, This will only work if you have enough keys remaining on your Windows Vista License, however. Hope this helps.

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I want to install ubuntu and Mandiva, my question how to Install both operating systems? Thanks


The answer is yes, and no.
Both Mandriva and Ubuntu are Linux based and they do have
similarities and differences. The differences in how things run
may cause you problems, so the easy answer is no. There are
similarities that can be shared, and in this case, you have a
yes.

Since you mention XP and Ubuntu halves above, I'll assume you
have your harddrive split in only 2 partitions, perhaps or
preferably 3 partitions, such as.
hda1 = C: = XP ntfs (maybe 15 to 40 GB in size)
hda5 = extended partion which holds Ubuntu and swap
hda6 = = Ubuntu (maybe 4 GB or bigger and includes home)
hda7 = swap (approximately 2x the size of your RAM)

First, we begin by describing your hard drive geometry.
When IBM compatible PC computers came into existence, the hard
drives had definitions allowing the harddrive to be divided into
4 separate partitions. 1 of the 4, could be allocated as
an "extended" partition which could be divided further into many
more partitions. In the past, this allowed you to have 4
distinctly different operating systems on your harddrive, or 3
distinctly different operating systems and an extended partition
for extended drives, so in the past, it was possible to have
combinations such as DOS, Win95, OS2, and shared extended drives.
There were additional limitations, but based on you
describing "halves", your computer does not have the 1024
cylinder problem of long-ago and you are running a more modern
computer with a modern BIOS.

XP does want to be the 1st operating system on the 1st
enabled "primary" partition, so let us leave that as it is since
linux is more flexible and can be put on the extended partitions.

From a linux perspective, the primary reserved definitions would
be 1,2,3,4 (XP will me located in one of these 1..4) and the
extended partitions are 5 to define the partition, then
6,7,8,9.... (your Ubuntu will be located on one of these 6...).

Due to some very old software having had problems in the past,
you will want try to keep within the boundaries of 6,7,8,9 to
avoid problems (unless you are an expert at troubleshooting).
In linux, you may note that your hard drive is described as hda
or perhaps sda and a number.
If you type at the command line fdisk /dev/hda and then
choose "p" for partition definitions it should describe how your
hard drive is partitioned right now. Press "q" to exit.

I'll assume you do not know about moving and remounting
directories, so we'll go the easy way with more steps but less
chance of problems.

If you have not done anything particularly important on your
Ubuntu worth saving yet and don't mind reinstalling it, I would
recommend putting the /home in a separate partition which you can
share between Ubuntu and Mandriva, and also a separate /swap
partition that can also be shared. If you need to keep certain
things, then make a backup of what you want to keep and put those
aside to restore later. This is better done now before you
install Mandriva. We want to avoid some complicated moves later.

I prefer to backup my machine before causing some major changes
such as these, it is strongly recommended you find a method to
backup your computer at the hard drive "image" level so you can
recover from a disaster if something goes wrong. this may help if
you have another computer available with sufficient hard drive
space. Substitute windows "share" instead of Samba if the other
computer is windows based.
http://www.joescat.com/backup/disk_image.html
If the above does not work for you, just make sure you make a
backup you can recover from one way or another.

With your Ubuntu install CDrom divide and install your Ubuntu
somewhat like this (partition #s and sizes may vary)
hda1 = C: = XP ntfs (maybe 15 to 40 GB in size)
hda5 = extended partion which holds Ubuntu and swap
hda6 = home = Ubuntu (to share with Mandriva, make it
sufficiently large)
hda7 = = Ubuntu (maybe 4 GB or bigger, does not have home)
hda8 = empty partition (same size as hda7 - not defined)
hda9 = swap (approximately 2x the size of your RAM)

I recommend in the order above since you should rarely if ever
need to use /swap (so it is at the very end of your harddrive),
and your /home is next to your XP C: partition, which allows you
to change and modify everything in between your /home and /swap
without having to modify your XP C: /home or /swap any more.

Next, get your Mandriva CDrom install disk, and begin installing
it, during install, you want to re-use the existing Ubuntu /home
and existing Ubunt /swap partitions, so you indicate during
install:
hda1 = C: = XP ntfs (maybe 15 to 40 GB in size)
hda5 = extended partion which holds Ubuntu and swap
hda6 = home = Mandriva (to share with Ubuntu)
hda7 = leave as undefined (it is your existing Ubuntu ""
hda8 = = Mandriva
hda9 = swap (approximately 2x the size of your RAM)

The values 1,6,7,8,9 may not be the same as they are assigned by
the partitioning tool, but the locations on the disk should be in
that order. Mandriva has resizing and partition moving options if
the partitions need to be re-sized, I think Ubuntu also includes
similar tools too. After finishing, run XP and do a command-line
chkdsk C: to make sure XP is happy with any changes you may have
made to XP's partition.

You should now have XP, Ubuntu and Mandriva with a shared /home
partition and a shared /swap partition. thanks

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How can I install Linux on an old Macintosh iBook? Perhaps DSL??(damn small linux)


DSL does not contain all of the drivers needed for the computer to work well. Try Gentoo linux, or Arch linux.

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Help me to remove ubuntu from my computer


if you have vista format the ubuntu partion then use EASY BCD to fix the bootscreen.

if you have ubuntu use your live cd and go into the partition manager and remove it from there.

Oct 01, 2010 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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How can I uninstall Ubuntu from Dual Boot. I have a dual boot of Windows Vista Ultimate with Ubuntu 9.04 The specs of my computer is 2gb ram, 500 gb HDD and dual core processor 2.66ghz (E5300). I installed...


How to remove Ubuntu from a Vista dual-boot config

On my new PC I wanted (still want) to have toa go with Linux. I chose to experiment with Ubuntu. I downloaded thedesktop CD, burned it, freed up some disk space (inside Vista) andloaded up Ubuntu from the CD. After some experimenting I figured outhow to install Ubuntu in the empty disk space and it all worked fine(GRUB took over my booting (recognized Vista automatically!) and Ubuntuloaded up fine).

Then I tried to install my GPU drivers andeverything went wrong.. For some reason Ubuntu wouldn't boot anymore(failed to load X-Server or something). I was completely lost andwanted to remove Ubuntu.

This is where things start to get really messy!

Ifyou simply remove the Ubuntu partition, GRUB (Linux boot loader) willstill be on your PC (in control). It will trip out, as the Ubuntupartition will be removed.. Bad thing!

So you need to restore your Master Boot Record (MBR) for Vista (so that Vista will handle the booting, not GRUB).

Googleonly pointed me to sites that explained how to REMOVE VISTA, whichisn't what I wanted. Many sites talked about the 'fixmbr' command, butthis is really only available in Windows XP.

So how do you restore your MBR for Windows Vista?

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr, and then press ENTER.

That'sit. Now when you reboot your PC, Vista will load automatically... Youcan now safely boot using your Ubuntu desktop CD, to use the built inGnome Partition Manager to remove your Ubuntu partition!

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Odd GUI Problems


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possibly by first creating a new partition large enough for Linux OS, but does not solve your problem...try getting a VISTA startup disc from another pc (floppies if you have the drive) and startup from these.

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