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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Also a quick note for those that may be "Linux shy" about making the jump to doing a full install, wubi makes things easier for the "non initiated". Basically you can install ubuntu within your windows drive so no need to modify partitions or use a new boot loader. Also once installed if you decide its not for you, it can be uninstalled from add/remove programs within windows just like any other app, and will uninstall cleanly like you never had it.

    A friend of mine "Windows user only" saw me using ubuntu the other day and she was blown away by the functionality and how "pretty" it is. I recommended wubi for her install and now she is a Linux convert

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrichello View Post
    Also a quick note for those that may be "Linux shy" about making the jump to doing a full install - wubi makes things easier for the "non initiated". Basically you can install ubuntu within your windows drive so no need to modify partitions or use a new boot loader. Also once installed if you decide its not for you, it can be uninstalled from add/remove programs within windows just like any other app, and will uninstall cleanly like you never had it.

    A friend of mine "Windows user only" saw me using ubuntu the other day and she was blown away by the functionality and how "pretty" it is. I recommended wubi for her install and now she is a Linux convert
    Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows

    *edit - link above
    Last edited by Barrichello; 12-05-2008 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Whoops forgot Link - here you go...

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    thanks for all the advices i will try it out with virtual box first and see which distribution package i like most

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrichello View Post
    Hey Barrichello, thanks for this. Just to clarify, Wubi is a bit like running Ubuntu on VMware? If so, that would be ideal to try out Ubuntu without messing around with repartitioning.

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    Hey Barrichello, thanks for this. Just to clarify, Wubi is a bit like running Ubuntu on VMware? If so, that would be ideal to try out Ubuntu without messing around with repartitioning.
    No, it installs Ubuntu alongside Windows so if you want to use it you just reboot and select Ubuntu. There's no messing about with partitioning or anything, not even virtualisation and if you want to remove it you simply uninstall from within Windows.

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Well, from my personal experience, autopartitioning is always sub-optimal, 2G for swap (or more if you're running silly heavy apps), 10G for root, and rest for /home is usually the best bet for 'desktop' installs, server installs obviously become non-trivial and partitioning needs vary between roles.
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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Well, from my personal experience, autopartitioning is always sub-optimal, 2G for swap (or more if you're running silly heavy apps), 10G for root, and rest for /home is usually the best bet for 'desktop' installs, server installs obviously become non-trivial and partitioning needs vary between roles.
    Yep agreed. Really hate some of the older servers at work i inherited with hardly any /opt space

    But yes wubi is a nice introduction to the uninitiated in Linux. Long term if you like it, i would def go for a full install. When run with wubi you are not getting the full optimised disk performance you would gain compared to a full install.

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrichello View Post
    Yep agreed. Really hate some of the older servers at work i inherited with hardly any /opt space
    That's where symlinks and mount -o bind comes in handy
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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    if you already have vista installed is easy to just use easybcd to use the vista boot loader to load Ubuntu or whatever
    since most people recommend Ubuntu you can use this specific guide
    make sure you follow it step by step so you DO NOT WRITE GRUB TO THE MBR
    Ubuntu - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Or do write grub to the mbr and be glad you don't have such a lousy bootloader anymore.
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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    i got xp vista and fedora triple booting using the vista bootloader... really easy to setup using easyBCD

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    How about use Linux as bootloader in Vista platform?

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    Exclamation Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Can Someone tell me how to dual boot Vista and RHEL5. In my HP presario laptop Vista is preinstalled and I want to dual boot with RHEL5 without formatting HDD & loosing data

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    step 1: insert install media

    step 2: tell the installer to resize your vista partiton & use the empty space

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    Re: Which UNIX or Linux with Vista dual-boot?

    Step 3 ...profit?

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    Where does that fit into the underpants collection?

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