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Default 07-27-2011, 03:49 AM

just keep in mind that this is a MINI with NO fans and they will get hot......a hardware problem may cause extraordinary heat but ...generally they got hot anyway

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Default 08-01-2011, 12:07 AM

The install program for Ubuntu will give you the option to use as much of your hard drive for Ubuntu as you wish too without affecting Win 7 or XP at all. I have installed many different Linux's along side windows without any problems at all in a dual boot system.

I prefer to use a USB flash drive or a SD card though as they are easier to get rid of or change to another Linux at a later time than redoing a dual boot system. There is a program called LinuxLive that will install Ubuntu to a flash drive or SD card and put a file on your drive to save data and add on programs at a later time after installation.

I have Mandriva One; Ubuntu and JOli 1.2 installed to three such drives and they all work just fine. fdalbor

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Default 08-02-2011, 11:54 PM

Thanks. Got it on the heat. The trick is to use an external fan or cooler!

On Ubuntu, thanks for the tip. I was in fact thinking about using it from a flash drive. Appreciate the input.
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