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post #11 of 16
Just run it in a virtual machine (with VirtualBox or VMware) to try it out.
If you like it, install it
If you dont like it, uninstall it.
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lol I wasn't paying attention and didn't notice you only had the 250G. =P It was like 4am or so. =P Just ignore that then, your going to have to run fixmbr/repair when you want to remove grub.
*if you want to remove grub
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Just run it in a virtual machine (with VirtualBox or VMware) to try it out.
If you like it, install it
If you dont like it, uninstall it.
I already tried it. Booted it from the CD itself
    
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Just shrink your partition to make 20GB empty/spare - don't create a new partition in that empty space.

Then put the instald CD in and boot from it. The Ubuntu install will find the empty space and ask you if it can install to that space. Just follow the prompts and it will do everything for you.

Then when it is done you'll have Ubuntu installed in the empty space you provided.

The next time you reboot/boot it should show a boot menu and you can either leave it to boot into Ubuntu or choose one of the other options if you want to boot into something different (like Windows).

That's it. Then you just play around and learn and enjoy.
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^ is what I would do, and then I'd move your win pagefile to the second NTFS partition and call it a day. =P Though honestly I'd invest in a future hard drive, nothing big but maybe another 100-120G dedicated to just linux and windows.
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post #16 of 16
I'd say that if you need convincing, that Linux might not be the OS for you. It's different in more ways than just one from windows [for a full breakdown, see the 'Lattys Linux Challenge" link in my sig].

But, if you're really interested in jumping in anyway, ubuntu isn't a bad distro to start with.

IF you're installing it next to windows, before you even boot from the LiveCD, you need to get the windows disk manager to shrink the main partition to avoid errors. Here is a guide. IDK how bloated Ubuntu has gotten in recent years, but a partition somewhere between 20 and 50 gigs will suffice.

After you shrink the partition, boot from the liveCD and proceed with the installation. Grub2 from what I'm told is pretty good at recognizing windows installs and automatically adding boot menu options.
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