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    can i have two operating systems on one computer
    « on: September 07, 2009, 05:35:48 AM »
     Hello i was wondering if could put ubuntu on my computer and also have xp  on it at the same tieme without deleting xp and the files  on it i seen somebody had windows 98 and xp on there computer and i seen ubuntu and i just thought it would be something fun to play around with


    this was an edit sence the first person said yes can i uninstall this in  add and remove if i  don't want it in xp
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      Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
      « Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 06:37:22 AM »
      yes.

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        Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
        « Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 07:14:12 AM »
        Your not installing it xp.  What you can do is spilt the drive partiton an tell it to install to that, which in turn creats a dual boot.
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        Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
        « Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 08:58:48 AM »
        Hello i was wondering if could put ubuntu on my computer and also have xp  on it at the same tieme without deleting xp and the files  on it i seen somebody had windows 98 and xp on there computer and i seen ubuntu and i just thought it would be something fun to play around with


        this was an edit sence the first person said yes can i uninstall this in if i  don't want it in xp

        Yes. There is a program called Wubi that does just that, but NO partitioning at all, and it resides in a folder called  "ubuntu" on your hard drive. You get to keep XP, and if you don't want Ubuntu anymore you can uninstall it via add/remove programs. But only if you install it with Wubi. Try it out

        http//wubi-installer.org

        if you want to do it the old fashioned way and partition your drive, there are partition tools such as

        http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,72826-order,3-page,1/description.html
        http://gparted.sourceforge.net

        Then install Ubuntu on your newly-made partition

        BE CAREFUL WITH PARTITIONING, HAVE A BACKUP!!!

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          Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
          « Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 09:10:28 AM »
          I'm not that linux fluent, sorry but I have messed with dual booting an what not
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            Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
            « Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 09:47:22 AM »
            sounds simple enough can somebody give me step by step advise on how to use the wubi tool to download ububtu
            i only have 4 gbs left it's a 20 are 18.6 hard drive is that enough
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            Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
            « Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 09:53:23 AM »
            sounds simple enough can somebody give me step by step advise on how to use the wubi tool to download ububtu
            i only have 4 gb is that enough


            What is the total size of your hard drive? You need at least 15% free for windows to function correctly.
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              Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
              « Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 02:01:08 PM »
              its about 20 gbs according too him, I would get a fourty or eighty so that both have room to work, though linux dont need a whole lot
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              Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
              « Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 03:53:48 PM »
              What is the total size of your hard drive? You need at least 15% free for windows to function correctly.

              I have my Windows on 3 GB free space :)

              sounds simple enough can somebody give me step by step advise on how to use the wubi tool to download ububtu
              i only have 4 gbs left it's a 20 are 18.6 hard drive is that enough


              You might want to clear your temp files on Windows if you have only 4 GB free space, because you will only have 3.5 GB for Ubuntu (you need 5 GB space to run Wubi, says the official site)

              When you clear the space, I will run it with you, step by step

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                Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
                « Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 05:46:30 PM »
                Yes. There is a program called Wubi that does just that, but NO partitioning at all, and it resides in a folder called  "ubuntu" on your hard drive. You get to keep XP, and if you don't want Ubuntu anymore you can uninstall it via add/remove programs. But only if you install it with Wubi. Try it out

                http//wubi-installer.org

                if you want to do it the old fashioned way and partition your drive, there are partition tools such as

                http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,72826-order,3-page,1/description.html
                http://gparted.sourceforge.net

                Then install Ubuntu on your newly-made partition

                BE CAREFUL WITH PARTITIONING, HAVE A BACKUP!!!

                --Thomas
                Hi i am new to this and I am very interested in doing this but the wubu link will not work at my end plus will it work with vista as I do not fancy the partition route it is o.e.m vista with no backups

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                  Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
                  « Reply #10 on: September 07, 2009, 05:49:00 PM »
                  Hello I  really can't free up that much space i already deletied of all the programs i didn't want and ran a compress disk drive to save space in c properties and i did a disk cleanup and have only 4.45 of free space most of my space about ten gbs worth are pictures which i can't get rid of because i don't have a cd burner

                  how safe or online storage sights like google and amazon to put my pictures on

                  i have an older computer 500mhz would it work on that
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                    Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
                    « Reply #11 on: September 07, 2009, 05:51:41 PM »
                    you can just use a virtual software such as vmware or virtualbox to install your OS.

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                    Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
                    « Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 06:02:57 PM »
                    Yes. There is a program called Wubi that does just that, but NO partitioning at all, and it resides in a folder called  "ubuntu" on your hard drive. You get to keep XP, and if you don't want Ubuntu anymore you can uninstall it via add/remove programs. But only if you install it with Wubi. Try it out

                    http//wubi-installer.org

                    if you want to do it the old fashioned way and partition your drive, there are partition tools such as

                    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,72826-order,3-page,1/description.html
                    http://gparted.sourceforge.net

                    Then install Ubuntu on your newly-made partition

                    BE CAREFUL WITH PARTITIONING, HAVE A BACKUP!!!

                    --Thomas
                    you dont need nothing to do it
                    heres how you do it
                    boot into windows
                    pop the cd in
                    and choose to install insde windows
                    you can select at boot time with no partitioning

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                    Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
                    « Reply #13 on: September 07, 2009, 06:58:26 PM »
                    Buy a pocket computer! (Video below)
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNo6pn-dnSQ


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                    Re: can i have two operating systems on one computer
                    « Reply #14 on: September 07, 2009, 06:59:44 PM »
                    Buy a pocket computer! (Video below)
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNo6pn-dnSQ



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