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Default Windows 7 & Ubuntu Install Guide 10v - 07-31-2009, 03:30 PM

Hi All,

Have looked throught the forums so please accept my apologies if already covered.

I am taking delivery of my newly ordered 10v next week (WHOOP!)

Straight out the box i will (hopefully) be installing Windows 7.

I'd also like to install Ubuntu on aswell.

I won't be upgrading the RAM (yet lol!)

Is there a guide on how i can put both OS's onto the machine? Will it work with the standard 10v spec (1GB RAM)

Also how do you switch between the 2 OS's, is a selection upon booting up?

Thanks guys

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Default 07-31-2009, 03:48 PM

To dual-boot Windows and Linux on a single drive, you typically:

Install Windows, leaving some hard drive space free. Then you install Linux in the free space. The Linux installer should setup the Linux bootloader to display a OS menu at startup.

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Default 07-31-2009, 04:08 PM

What Reflex said. I just did it when I reinstalled Windows 7 with a newer build -- I have a 64GB SSD and wanted to see what Ubuntu 9.04 looked like.

The Ubuntu installer will automatically put an entry for your previous Windows install in the grub boot menu. If you have already installed Windows the installer can resize and create new partitions for Ubuntu as well.

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Default 08-09-2009, 12:08 AM

Originally Posted by WolfKeeper View Post
If you have already installed Windows the installer can resize and create new partitions for Ubuntu as well.
Does this work fairly well ? I used to do this with program called FIPS I think, for installing linux on systems with windows already on them, and was hoping I did not have to go look for it.
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