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Install Linux Beside Windows 7


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#1 Oakley

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

Hello,

I am pretty new to the Linux world but even though I only know a little bit I am in love!
Anyways let me get to my point.

I have Windows 7 on my laptop but I am wanting to install another OS right beside Windows 7 so when the laptop boots up I can choose either operating system.
How would I go about doing this, I have Ubuntu 9.04 on disc but I am really liking Kubuntu 9.10 which I am downloading to Laptop right now.

So how can I go about running two OS on the same hard drive.
Also I am using a wireless router to get internet to my laptop, I can still use that with linux correct?

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:02 PM

It is called "dual booting"---Windows 7 and Kubuntu.
Below are two links. The first is for Kubuntu's site's FAQ. The second is instructions
for installing Kubuntu. Read the entire install procedure before proceeding. Note to backup and
defrag Windows before installing Kubuntu.
If you had no problem with 9.04 using wireless then you should be OK with 9.10. You should
run as a LIVE CD first to see what if any problems you have. It's slower than installing but
well worth the time.
http://www.kubuntu.org/faq
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

If you post back, what was the download time? Just curious.
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

It is called "dual booting"---Windows 7 and Kubuntu.
Below are two links. The first is for Kubuntu's site's FAQ. The second is instructions
for installing Kubuntu. Read the entire install procedure before proceeding. Note to backup and
defrag Windows before installing Kubuntu.
If you had no problem with 9.04 using wireless then you should be OK with 9.10. You should
run as a LIVE CD first to see what if any problems you have. It's slower than installing but
well worth the time.
http://www.kubuntu.org/faq
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

If you post back, what was the download time? Just curious.

Thank you,

I am researching different linux OS to decided which one is right for me but most likely be Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
For me to download the Kubuntu 9.10 on my laptop it took 38 minutes.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:32 PM

Great speed! Thanks.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:31 PM

Just running the LIVEcd will generally do most the work for you. When you install kubuntu (assuming you have only 1 harddrive, like most laptops) you'll likely select the option to shrink the windows partition.

Not difficult to do at all. I even believe grub automatically puts in the boot information for windows now during the install.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:51 AM

I have Windows 7 and Puppy Linux on two laptops. How To

Be absolutely certain you defrag WIN7 before you install Linux.




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