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Guide To Install Linux Ubuntu On Computer With Windows 2000?


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#1 trashcan7

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

I have a Windows 2000 with a FAT hard drive and pretty little RAM. I became interested in installing Linux but I also wanted to keep Windows 2000 on the computer, just in case. Is there a guide or something that would take me step-by-step through the process to do this? I heard something about dual-booting and partitioning the hard drive, but unfortunately, I have no clue how to do this.
Or should I just try an alternative, such as backing up the Windows 2000 and installing Linux over it?

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:21 PM

Which flavor of Linux? Ubuntu is pretty painless to install as a dual-boot. I should note that if you go back to W2k, you will need the CD to run fix/mbr.
After you decide which version to try, you can go to their support site and read the FAQ's and their support forums. Our own LInux forum is also a good place to start.
http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginners-linux-guide/
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:34 AM

I recommend you take a look at Wubi. It will install Ubuntu much
like any other program installs. No need to partition.
http://wubi-installer.org/

Step by step install guide:
http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php#use

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 02:46 PM

hello raw...
i started wubi and installed it as said in the guide... However i had a problem..

when i chose from the boot to go into ubuntu... it started the partitionner... is it normal?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:16 AM

why dont u use VMware? u can install any linux variant on windows platform....
no need for partition and all...

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:26 PM

No that is not normal. Wubi does not need to partition anything.
Just a guess here...did you download the Ubuntu ISO and if so
is it in the Wubi folder?

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:23 AM

i did download the iso . and yes it is in a folder on the hard disk.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:57 PM

My best guess is the ISO you downloaded is not the right one.
Delete the ISO from the wubi folder and run wubi again.

From the wubi page:

It is recommended to let Wubi download the ISO for you.


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