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What OS, Windows 7 or Ubuntu? Why not both!

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dual boot What OS, Windows 7 or Ubuntu? Why not both!

The ability to dual boot systems is nothing new but very rarely done anymore. You more than likely will never find a good enough reason or use for an average PC user to run two Operating Systems (OS). So then you might ask yourself, “Why am I showing you how to?” The answer is easy, to quote Sir Francis Bacon’s much used aphorism “knowledge is power “.  I personally wasn’t very familiar with Ubuntu as an OS so I wanted to learn more. The cost of a second PC wasn’t justifiable, just to put a second OS on so that I could learn it for my own gain. So I went and researched how to install both of them on the same machine.

To be able to do this you will need

  • PC with Windows 7 minimum requirements
    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86)
    • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit)
    • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Hard drive with minimum of 120 GB space. The drive will be divided into 3 partitions in a 20%/20%/60%.
  • Ubuntu Install Disk, download and burn ISO to a CD (Download).
  • Windows 7 Install Disk. Genuine coapy.
  • Average Project time was 2 hours 30 minutes with updating.

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  1. what is d role of scheduling in window 7 operating system.

  2. Sorry, typo above, i meant DRIVERS… not drives.

    • I will inquire about AMD/ATI drivers with our AMD contact. I have never had any issues and I know several people capable of gaming with their AMD/ATI combo rigs under Ubuntu and other linux distro’s. Any resources you have found handy on the web for these issues?

  3. I’ve dual booted many times, w/ all the Windows flavors since Win 2k, and quite a few Linux distros, and FreeBSD. But, and I add this cause no one addresses the issue until after the Linux/ Unix install… If you’re using an ATI card you are basically going to be stuck using very low class drives because AMD/ATI are not playing nice with the other OSes. I wish it wasn’t so, but it is.

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  2. […] The ability to dual boot systems is nothing new but very rarely done anymore. You more than likely will never find a good enough reason or use for an average PC user to run two Operating Systems (OS). So then you might ask yourself, “Why am I showing you how to?” The answer is easy, to quote Sir Francis Bacon’s much used aphorism “knowledge is power “. I personally wasn’t very familiar with Ubuntu as an OS so I wanted to learn more. The cost of a second PC wasn’t justifiable, just to put a second OS on so that I could learn it for my own gain. So I went and researched how to install both of them on the same machine. LINK: http://www.techwarelabs.com/dual-boot-windows7-ubuntu/ […]

  3. […] The ability to dual boot systems is nothing new but very rarely done anymore. You more than likely will never find a good enough reason or use for an average PC user to run two Operating Systems (OS). So then you might ask yourself, “Why am I showing you how to?” The answer is easy, to quote Sir Francis Bacon’s much used aphorism “knowledge is power “. I personally wasn’t very familiar with Ubuntu as an OS so I wanted to learn more. The cost of a second PC wasn’t justifiable, just to put a second OS on so that I could learn it for my own gain. So I went and researched how to install both of them on the same machine. LINK: http://www.techwarelabs.com/dual-boot-windows7-ubuntu/ […]

  4. […] The ability to dual boot systems is nothing new but very rarely done anymore. You more than likely will never find a good enough reason or use for an average PC user to run two Operating Systems (OS). So then you might ask yourself, “Why am I showing you how to?” The answer is easy, to quote Sir Francis Bacon’s much used aphorism “knowledge is power “. I personally wasn’t very familiar with Ubuntu as an OS so I wanted to learn more. The cost of a second PC wasn’t justifiable, just to put a second OS on so that I could learn it for my own gain. So I went and researched how to install both of them on the same machine. LINK: http://www.techwarelabs.com/dual-boot-windows7-ubuntu/ […]

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