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#1 zeroradius

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:18 PM

Hi, I am curently running windows Vista and all though i do not like it much I want to keep it. However I also want to try Linux. Can some one point me to a tutorial on how to put a second OS on my computer? also what version of linux should I use?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:50 PM

I can't give you tutorial URL since I am on my mobile phone but I can tell you the basics. First you need to repartition your hard drive. Vista has a free built in tool that does this. It is in the manage disk tool.

Next you need to install Linux. I recommend Ubuntu for new users to Linux however, I prefer openSuSe or Sabayon. In the installer follow the steps. Ubuntu will install grub and allow you to boot to Linux or Vista.

I will post a link to a tut when I get on a computer.


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#3 zeroradius

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:18 PM

Ok, I guess i will have to wait untill tomorow, its time for work already :( what are the diffrences between those three versions? Do you know if it is posible to run the 3D enviroment on any of them?

thanks for the help
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:44 PM

It's very simple. Partition your disk, run the Linux installation disk, install on the new partition.. reboot :)

You will have a menu displaying all the operating systems. Simple. Although Jordan told me that Sabayon does not recognize vista but Ubuntu does, but here is a fix for Sabayon:
Add Windows (XP) to Grub - Linux Forums by TotalPenguin! Get linux Help!
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:50 AM

Here is a tutorial that describes all of the steps I listed above in detail: How to dual-boot Vista with Linux (Vista installed first)

Sabayon is the only one that comes stock with Compiz Fusion (3D Environment) in that list above. I don't recommend it because of what TcM stated above and you are a Linux beginner. You can install Compiz on openSuSe or Ubuntu though.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:44 AM

And I must say that.. you should try Compiz It's sooo cool!!

That's a good website.. It used to come up in google when I searched to dual boot MAC...
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:46 AM

Try ubuntu 7.10, dont try 8.04 just yet, it still has flaws, go to howtoforge.com

Its so easy dude.. burn the ISO to a CD, put it in your PC, and it walks you through..
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:24 PM

I freed up 109 gigs for the partition, I can not fined version 7.10 though.
I found 7.04 will that work?
found 7.10 downloading now

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

weird I used ISO burnner to put it on a dvd, but when I select the dvd from the boot menue it just goes on and loads vista. can someone point me to a download that they know works?
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:32 AM

Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu

I think you should burn it on a CD, not a DVD.

And I hope you did not burn the ISO file as a file on the DVD, but I hope you burned the ISO as an 'extracted' file on the DVD.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:59 AM

Yeah, I've seen people burn the actual ISO as a file rather than extracting it to a CD.

@PhpForFun: Why you dislike Ubuntu 8.04?
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:16 AM

lol yes of coure it was extracted, ISO burner does that for me, i use it a lot
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