Thread: Should I install Ubuntu?
July 14th, 2007, 12:22 AM #1
Should I install Ubuntu?
Ok peoples, here's the deal:
Right now I have a 400GB HDD that is partitioned as follows:
75GB Vista Ultimate
75GB XP Home
I've only used about 100GB for my files, so I'm thinking about creating another partition (50GB or so for Ubuntu - I really want to try Beryl).
Can I do this? Right now, I'm dual-booting Vista and XP without issue, and am curious whether or not this will work. Will it show up as a third option in the boot menu? Or do I need a separate physical drive? Also, what are the chances that I mess something up with Windows?
Thanks for the help.Intel E6600 w/ ASUS P5N-e SLI (OC: not yet)
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB (OC: not yet)
2GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (2x1GB)
July 16th, 2007, 07:58 AM #2
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I still am wary about partitioning when there is an operating system on the machine already. Something like partition manager works wonders for making more space. If anything make a backup of your disk before you try to do anything drastic.
If you were doing clean installs of the operating systems i would say go for it as you can partition your drive for Linux.
July 16th, 2007, 08:39 AM #3
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agreed. i always have problems when i attempt to have multiple operating systems, and in particular always seem to have trouble with the linux/windows combination.
in light of your question the answer is yes, it is possible, and you shouldn't need a seperate hdd, but the chances of something going wrong with a triple boot are much more likely. and yes, i am pretty sure it will come up as a third option in the boot menu, i'm not entirely sure but someone else here might be able to confirm it.
i guess the real question you need to ask yourself is whether this is something you REALLY want to do. if you ask for my opinion (well tough, i'm going to give it to you anyway ) i would say don't bother. either see if you are able to go about previewing this OS on another machine first, or find out from someone else who has a triple boot. IMHO it really just isn't worth it.
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