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The version has also been designed to make installation simpler and give users the chance to try the OS without making radical alterations to their current computer set-up.

"This is the first version that you can install under Windows"

"Instead of re-partitioning your hard drive and taking some fairly risky steps, effectively you can now install under Windows without modifying your system."
Just a general chat with one of the guys behind Ubuntu

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7358483.stm
    
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'fairly risky'? I think 'potentially risky to existing data' would be more apt.
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so...how does it install? as a virtual machine in windows? Or the installation can take place in windows, then you reboot to a linux environment?
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I've used that before...=o
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im messing with ubuntu right now on my laptop, and yet again it screwed over my windows partition, and i cant even get ubuntu to install now!

i guess ubuntu is cool when it works, but for now im forced to use the live cd to be able to still post on OCN...
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post #6 of 12
Dual booting is always risky. Usually, GRUB takes over if you don't configure it correctly.

I'm really impressed with how Ubuntu is progressing. Maybe I'll add more later, but I'm in class right now.
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Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Just a general chat with one of the guys behind Ubuntu
That's the creator and funding of Ubuntu, not just 'some guy'. Just letting you know.
post #8 of 12
I am running a dual boot with my laptop with no real issues.
I have it boot to windows automatically, but find I use Ubuntu most of the time (since the laptop is really just a internet only computer).
Heck, wireless works better under Ubuntu (it locks up in Windows on battery power only, no matter what the setting are).
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I avoided dual booting by just changing the boot order of the hard drives via bios. That way, grub can't mess with Vista, and Vista can't mess with Grub. Plug in my external drive, go into bios, give it priority, and reboot to Linux. Pretty easy. Ubuntu has issues with the HD 3800 series though. It worked perfectly with an x1950pro, but doesn't detect my new card.
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post #10 of 12
Dual booting is problem only when you reinstall Windows...
After that you have to recover your bootloader. (And it fairly easy)

@ryboto
Yeah, but there are many people with only one HDD.
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