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    Have a windows 7 machine but want to run ubuntu 10.10

    Have a windows 7 machine but want to run ubuntu 10.10 and want to run as either a dual boot or buy another drive and install ubuntu 10.10 on that.

    Never tried his before so would appreciate and help on how, what or what to look out for before doing this.

    Any helpful advice appreciated.

    Thx


    renagade27

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    All explained here. Read it a couple of times before trying it. Let me know if you have any problems.

    Actually, on windows 7, defrag your disc, then resize the partition so there is free space to create a linux partition. See also ubuntuforums, an army of folk there to advice.

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    Gave up on ubuntu, couldn't get the sound working or the nvidia drivers. Damn nightmare of an OS.

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    lumoruk

    Gave up on ubuntu, couldn't get the sound working or the nvidia drivers. … Gave up on ubuntu, couldn't get the sound working or the nvidia drivers. Damn nightmare of an OS.



    oh and the 2GB usb stick filled up with updates and then wouldn't boot grrr.

    google it, thousands of support pages on how to do a dual boot using GRUB

    it is NOT windows, expect alot of problems but every problem has its guide on how to fix

    Original Poster

    Thx a lot for help and suggestions.....

    I will give this a go.............

    I'm really getting fed up with MS and win 7


    renagade27

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    renagade27

    I'm really getting fed up with MS and win 7



    What's up with it? Apart from the fact whenever you upgrade a component you have to ring their damn Indian call centre to activate because it won't work over the internet or auto register your keypad presses.

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    lumoruk

    What's up with it? Apart from the fact whenever you upgrade a component … What's up with it? Apart from the fact whenever you upgrade a component you have to ring their damn Indian call centre to activate because it won't work over the internet or auto register your keypad presses.



    And the rest..............Printer drivers , sound drivers and on and on and on...............Yawn!! Lose the will to live while its booting up.................Yada yada Yada.

    I mean if I had to update a bit or hardware as much as a windows run computer I just paid £500 for and take that as normal then something is really wrong!!

    Wait a minute,oO That's exactly what I do!!

    I want to try something new and Windows ait it.


    renagade27

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    You could use virtual pc or something to install it inside of windows?

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    shergold

    You could use virtual pc or something to install it inside of windows?



    Yeah that appeals..............any links or info on how to?

    renagade27

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    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installerDo that!



    Note that installing via wubi, ubuntu will run a bit slower than it would if it was installed properly

    renagade27

    And the rest..............Printer drivers , sound drivers and on and on … And the rest..............Printer drivers , sound drivers and on and on and on...............Yawn!! Lose the will to live while its booting up.................Yada yada Yada.I mean if I had to update a bit or hardware as much as a windows run computer I just paid £500 for and take that as normal then something is really wrong!! Wait a minute,oO That's exactly what I do!! I want to try something new and Windows ait it.renagade27



    Installed 10.10 on my HP laptop, everything worked "out of the box". After installing Ati propriatry driver box popped up.

    I moved from windows 7 as it was using too much system resource while idling.
    With Ubuntu I no longer have this issue and have a nice fast 3d accelerated desktop, with effects windows 7 doesn't have.
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