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Think i'm going to install it properly.
18th May 2007, 12:23   | tags:,,

mat says:

wait until you see it with all it's fancy eye-candy turned on. oh boy... :)

18th May 2007, 12:26

540air says:

WOW is all I can say about it. Absolutely fantastic. I could even access all my documents etc that I had on winblows.

I've bottled out from a full install halfway through though, as I wanted to ask a few questions first.

On the install process it asked me about partitioning drives. The options were full disk, or manual. How do I split it up so that I don't lose all my work stuff?

Also, can I then connect back up to the small network we have here so that I could access files elsewhere and on our server?

18th May 2007, 12:51

goode says:

when i installed... the network was auto configured! delighted! :)

18th May 2007, 12:56

540air says:

It was? There's only a small network here of 6 computers, but I'm worried about not being able to re-connect.

18th May 2007, 13:05

goode says:

i have my pc, and my flatmate's.. we run through a wired router and everything was A-OK..

Mat will know best though! :)

18th May 2007, 13:12

mat says:

internal network should be fine. You want manual partition editing, it will let you resize existing disk partitions to create a space for ubuntu to install in - it'll l be happy on a 7GB partition or so.

But, if you have important files on the machine - BACK THEM UP FIRST! Cut a CD or something, that's the safest option.

18th May 2007, 13:27

mat says:

oh, if there is a working windows install on your system (if you don't format the disk, for exmaple) ubuntu should auto-detect it and let you boot into it whenever you desire.

18th May 2007, 13:27

540air says:

Thanks mat, wish me luck :)

18th May 2007, 13:55

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