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Started by LD Studios, January 08, 2015, 12:58:36 pm

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Snektron

Ever heard of wubi? its a program that automatically dualboots your pc with linux.
It may be the 'easy' solution, but hey, it works and wont kill your PC. thats how i installed Linux on my laptop.
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
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DJ Omnimaga

I never heard of it. Does it auto-installs everything properly or is it just like how you run Linux on a TI-Nspire via nLaunchy (where Linux is never actually installed on the system, but rather launched like a regular software)?

Snektron

I don't have a nSpire so i don't really know what it is but yeah, you install it and when you reboot your PC you get the option to boot
into Ubuntu.
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DJ Omnimaga

Ahh ok that's better then. I'll need to look into it and see if it's recommended or not.

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

If you want to have an alternative to using wubi to only be able to install Ubuntu, you could first record your MBR (the first KB of your booting HDD IIRC), install a Linux in dual boot, where grub will override said MBR, and once you want to get rid of the Linux part, format its partitions and restore the MBR.

aeTIos

January 09, 2015, 05:25:31 pm #35 Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 05:28:25 pm by aeTIos
Dual-booting ubuntu next to windows (i.e. installing windows first then ubuntu) is really easy. The thing is that windows expects to be installed on an empty disk, and guess what, if linux is on there the disk isn't empty, that complicates installing windows next to ubuntu. ALso regarding wubi, that isn't really installing Ubuntu but more like nLaunchy.
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Juju

Wubi is like a normal installation, but it doesn't touch your partitions, instead installing in a file and adds the option to boot on that file in the Windows bootloader.

Also, most installation CDs boot on a complete desktop without touching anything on your computer, so you can try it before installing.
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DJ Omnimaga

Ooh I didn't realize the latter. Thanks for letting me know. It would definitively be nice to be able to try an OS before I install it in case I don't like it or want to compare. :)

CKH4

January 18, 2015, 03:08:33 pm #38 Last Edit: January 18, 2015, 03:11:06 pm by CKH4
I recommend WUBI if you're not going to mess with partitions but installing Ubuntu on a windows machine is really easy (especially with the live cd ones or whatever they're called).


Streetwalrus

Quote from: Eiyeron on January 09, 2015, 04:38:04 pm
If you want to have an alternative to using wubi to only be able to install Ubuntu, you could first record your MBR (the first KB of your booting HDD IIRC), install a Linux in dual boot, where grub will override said MBR, and once you want to get rid of the Linux part, format its partitions and restore the MBR.

512 bytes actually. :P

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

1024 so we're safe. Or just clone the whole disk.

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Juju

OS X kind of counts to me. Only because it's the most commercially supported *nix OS and Adobe works on it. But it's not best *nix.
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DJ Omnimaga

Can't OS X only be installed on computers that cost $2500 minimum just for the name, though?  :P

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