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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:33 AM

hi i have a laptop with windows 7 64 bit version


and its got 2 hard drives 1st has the os 7 on it and has 280gb free space out of 320gb

2nd hard drve i have the revoery which is only 12gb and i have 9mb free

i want a dual boot with 7 and ubuntu linux
correct me if im wrong
i know that i will have to partion my 320gb hard drive and make another hard drive which i think will be around 80gb hd

and then i wll install ubuntu on that 80gb hard drive

will i work on a dual boot??

also will it wreak cause trouobe to my windows 7

and will i be able to use my recovey to resote my laptop to factory stauts

thanks

also is the installtion of ubuntu simple and easy or not

thanks please help :thumbsup::):flowers:::trumpet:):

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:13 PM

Best to run Ubuntu as a live CD before installing. That way you can identify
any serious problems if any with your hardware.

Installing Ubuntu as dual boot is not complicated. They have an excellent GUI
that will guide you thru the partitioning and install.

Here is a link to a video on how to install Ubuntu:


Before installing Ubuntu be sure to clean up temporary files, caches and defragment Windows 7.

Edited by buddy215, 16 February 2010 - 12:19 PM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

Before installing Ubuntu be sure to clean up temporary files, caches and defragment Windows 7.
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thanks for the vid just need a bit more info

why do i have to delte my temporary files, caches and defragment Windows 7.


how do i clean my caches

and why do i have do defrag my windows 7 what happens if i dont??

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

The cleanup will shorten the time for defragging. Defragging is recommended because
you will be resizing the drive 7 is on now to make room for Ubuntu. Defragging reduces
the chance of a problem during the resizing. Of course, that is assuming you are installing
Ubuntu on the same HDD as 7.

Here is a link describing how to do cleanup. The directions are for Vista but I am pretty sure
the same applies for 7. http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:j951PQ...=clnk&gl=us

Another reference for dual booting 7 and Ubuntu.
http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual+boot-wi...perfect-harmony

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”





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