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So I borrowed a Live Unbuntu CD from a friend.<br />
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He said it should boot into Linux if I have the CD in the drive at start-up. But I booted with the disk in and it just went into Windows like always. Anything I need to change?
 

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OK, so now I'm in Unbutu. However, I want to download it and be able to dual boot. How do I go about this?<br />
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Any help would be enormously appreciated.
 

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Well when i had one of the older Ubuntus (i think it was the one before Breezy Badger), you had to already have 2 seperate partitions on the HDD. I had to install windows and then install Ubuntu onto the second partition. Then it would install the boot loader during Ubuntu installation.<br />
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Now if things have changed (as i have seen in the latest version of Kubuntu), then you boot into the Live CD and find an "install" icon on the desktop. This is how you go about your installation. With this version of Kubuntu, i think you're able to resize partitions, so if you already have a windows partition you can shrink it to make room. I'd assume the same should apply to Ubuntu, since they're the same OS just with a different DE.<br />
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Good luck<br />
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Sweet, here's hoping it works like that!<br />
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REP+ all the same for effort.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So I borrowed a Live Unbuntu CD from a friend.<br />
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</div>Trip are U lunchin'?!<br />
You got boot from cd in the BIOS enabled right?
 

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Ya, turned out that was the issue, PROBN. I am now officially dual-booting Ubuntu and XP.<br />
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Those knowledgable of Linux, prepare for way too many questions.
 

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</div>I'm new to Linux too, and i'm hittin' em with the Qs already lol<br />
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