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 Post subject: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:51 am 
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I'm running an old 2001 Compaq with Ubuntu 11.04 in legacy [Gnome] due to my old sys. limitations. I am building new in early Sept. but wanted to check out Kubuntu this month so I can decide on my 'Host' for Virtual Box.

I have the ISO burned but if I run it it launches Synaptic.

I think I should put the CD in and do a reboot but not quite sure and thought maybe someone might know.

Thanks for your help :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:45 am 
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So how did you install Ubuntu to begin with?


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:08 am 
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Fresh install on new HDD when original drive died; I know I need to boot it but am not sure if gparted and GRUB are part of the Kubuntu install iso.

I've burned a fresh copy of gparted but [don't laugh too hard] I am scared to pop it in the drive with out some help. Here is a readout from the terminal from sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000b280d

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9347 75078656 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 9348 9730 3069953 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9348 9730 3069952 82 Linux swap / Solaris

If that helps you to help me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:27 am 
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polartrouble wrote:
but am not sure if gparted and GRUB are part of the Kubuntu install iso.


Why wouldn't they be? It's a stand-alone product.

If you boot the CD the steps to install should follow the same path as if you had any other existing OS on there and it's intelligent enough to recognize that you have an existing swap space and to ask if you want to use that or not.

Alternatively, you could install KDE in ubuntu and just choose your desktop before you login.

http://palupix.blogspot.com/2011/05/how ... -1104.html

http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/05/02/how ... ntu-11-04/


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:38 pm 
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Thx Furball, I just get nervous with software. I know some of it is common sense at somepoint but I am still working on getting there :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:51 pm 
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Dont be nervous...best way to learn is to make a mistake


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:27 pm 
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True, but the wrong mistake here could wipe the drive and I would have to reset the Ubuntu.

I tried to install by booting the CD; selected manual install and tried to repartition but the darn counter would only allow for using the down arrow to shrink the size of /dev/sda1 and it is at 76880MB and I want to go down in size to 35500 MB. I tried the backspace key but as soon as I hit the 3 for the 35500 entry the 76880 pop's back up.

Do you think I should use gparted, I burned a fresh copy. If so can you help me resize and create partitions that way then maybe I can just tell the K-partition manager which spot to go too?? I might be on a goose chase here but thought I would bring it up. :?: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:46 pm 
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polartrouble wrote:
True, but the wrong mistake here could wipe the drive and I would have to reset the Ubuntu.


So a guy goes to his doctor complaining that his arms hurt when he waves his arms frantically like some chicken trying to take off...and the doctor replies, well don't do that :shock:

Just my habit, but I typically resize before I even start the installer that way I just tell setup to use the unpartitioned space. In your case, you're going to shrink /dev/sda1 and then move /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda5 (how'd that end up like that) so all your free space is on the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to Dual Boot Kubuntu With Ubuntu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:29 pm 
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OK that helps; I just printed out the GParted Manual from sourceforge so I have something for bedtime and morning coffee reading. I'll report back on the situation tomorrow.

Now I am confused; it's noontime on the 8th. Read the manual through twice and still not sure, back to the books/pages.
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I built on Sept. 12th, running Kubuntu 64-bit on a new GA-990XA-USB3 Board with a Phenom II X4 970 Black @ 3.5 GHz and 16 GB DDR3 1600 RAM and a WD 1.5 TB Black drive. I can dual boot or set up V-Box and guest from here out .
The old Compaq is dual boo U and K but it will be sent to the den as a stereo now :lol:


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