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#1 Wildabeast

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

I'm getting ready to try UBUNTU and want to have a dual boot with my old windows, will I have that option? I use to run Redhat 7 back in the 90's and it would setup for dual boot but I could not find for certain if this does.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 12:56 PM

As long as Ubuntu has grub or lilo, it can be configured for dual boot. I don't know of any distros right off hand that do not have the option of using either package manager. This is the part of the Ubunto docs that you may find helpful:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty#..._into_GRUB_menu

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 11:09 PM

Thanx groovicus, I'll be looking through that tonite.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:02 AM

I mis-spoke above. I should have said "I don't know of any distro that doesn't use one or the either boot loader". A package manager is something entirely different. (I'm surprised someone didn't point that out already :thumbsup: )

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:26 AM

No big deal, for some surprising reason, Window$ has screwed up on my Me computer so I'm just going to install Ubuntu on it and see how I like it. :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:12 AM

Groovicus - You know, I neer even noticed....I gotta pay more attention!
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DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:52 PM

Its addictive. Just a warning.

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