It's been a long time since I've joined a forum, but I'm hoping I can get into this one. I'm Monty, I'm from the United States, and I'm currently a new student studying computer science. I've been a Windows user for my whole life but since beginning taking computer science courses I've really gotten quite interested in Linux.
I'm looking to install Ubuntu (preferably 13.10) onto my hard drive and I'm currently running off Puppy Linux OS. I am unable to boot my Windows 7 operating system so am running off puppy which I have installed onto a partition on my hard drive and looking for a more user friendly system.
I just formatted an older hard drive of mine and I have a few questions about putting a linux distro on it. I want to make a dual boot with XP and Zorin Os I think, but with XP on one drive and Zorin on the other. I'm currently downloading the .iso.
Would I need to partition it, if I plan to use the entire drive for linux, or is that even necessary?
Hi guys, I am a complete noob.... heres my situation, I have installed fedora 11 on my desktop computer last night. I am trying to dual boot windows vista ultimate and fedora 11. My hard drive is 250 gb and I have aloted 200 gb for vista and the rest to linux which is an unpartitioned space.
After preparing my hard drive with GParted I was trying to see how to install Vista or Linux as an operating system. I really don't care if I have to erase my files. I just want my laptop back on an operating system.
Also I put the Windows installation CD in the drive. It said the partition does not have enough volume to run Windows Vista?
I am a second year undergraduate computer science student and I have to give a 1 hour presentation (interactive session) about Linux in general and Ubuntu in specific for first year students of my department. The audience is unlikely to be aware of power of Linux and it will be more or less an alien concept for them.
I have a Dell 1564. I want to install back-box a Debian based flavor of Linux.
I don't really wish to dual boot like switching between operating systems, but I do wish to run either at choice from the hard drive. Can I partition the hard drives in two parts and install Linux on one and windows 7 on the other?