What the HECK??????
Well, today I got an e-mail from a LINUX friend and Ham Radio "Buddy".
I dropped him a short ♪, telling him about my finally geting Ubuntu 11.10.
We've been friends for over 30 years now and HIS advice was to get the
Xbuntu 10.4 as it was "cleaner" than what I needed.
So, not remembering which drive I had it on (C:\ or the D:\thumb drive
I looked both places. Much to my shagrin, it wasn't on either! I did find
some of my Part 90 folders, but they were all empty.
I go back to the Xbuntu page on the Web, but there are NO instructions
on how to make a bootable thumb drive. There below is the 'Parent'
file and a whole bunch of other files. Now I'm 'stumped'. I want Xbuntu
10.4 or maybe 10.10, but at the same time I wand HDR 5.1 on the "C"
drive as well. The thumb drive is not showing the 'free space' on it, while
the "C" drive shows 48.8 gigs of 'free space'. I guess I could put HRD
and Xbuntu 10.4 (The 'CB' version) on the C:\ drive, LOL!
Now, I guess I need to find out what type of interface would work best
on thie Dell 2400. I've been told you can run all of this thru your sound
card port. I'll go over to the HRD forum and ask.
Insert USB drive
Go to http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ and install unetbootin on a computer.
Open unetbootin and select the distribution from the dropdown menu up top. I don't know why your friend recommended 10.4. Not sure I understand what is "cleaner" about it.
The software should download and install the OS to the USB drive. If something doesn't work right, download the xubuntu ISO image yourself and point unetbootin to it.
Are you trying to make a dual boot Linux/Windows?
I have used that program, it's good.
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Hi Pete, All,
I went to the unbooten site, but there was no place I saw to do as you instructed. The USB drive is in the USB port. What I'd really like to do
is when I start the DELL 2400, I get the choice of Win XP Home or Linux.
I have bad eyesight (cataracts) so maybe I just overlooked it.
I'll try again.
You're looking to build a "Dual Boot" system. The traditional way to do this is:
1. Partition your hard drive appropriately. A simplified scheme might be:
a. one for Windows
b. one for the Linux system
c. one small for the Linux swap partition
2. Install Windows to it's partition
3. Install Linux to it's partition. Most (waffle: I'm a Fedora user, not Ubuntu, so I'm making an assumption here) Linux installers will correrectly recognize the existing XP install and confgiure it's boot loader appropriately.
There are many, many how-tos, guides and troubles shooting "cheat sheets" on the web. A google search for "Ubuntu XP dual boot" will yield much more information than you can get here.
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Originally Posted by KA7O
Gone are the "good old days" of manually configuring LILO.conf for a dual boot.
I have successfully quad booted Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2K, and Red Hat 7.0 thusly.
These days with Grub it's like tuning on a light, 99.999995% of the time it works.
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