bilwalsh at swbell.net
Fri Sep 21 12:30:51 UTC 2007
> Billie Walsh wrote:
>> Is there a CD that can be downloaded and burned that will JUST install,
>> not load then install?
> Yes this is the so called 'alternate' iso.
> It will boot into an install menu, and is not a live CD. It runs as an
> installer in text mode not GUI.
> and as a specific (UK) example
Downloaded it, but haven't taken time to burn it yet.
>> I set my laptop up to dual boot
> If your laptop is already running as dual boot, then what are you
> using - as OS's and also which boot manager?
> (windows and linspire?)
Win XP and Freespire 2.0 using Grub.
>> and wanted to install Kubuntu on the
>> system. When I tried it tried to load like a "Live CD" then install. The
>> laptop is a little bit short of memory for that technique. I did get
>> Linspire installed because it JUST installed instead of trying to load
>> into memory first.
>> So far it seems to be working fine. Got a ways to go before I get it all
>> setup, but......... I would much rather have Kubuntu.
> How do you intend to proceed? Will you delete the linspire and replace
> it with kubuntu?
> For example if you deleted the linspire partiton/s (probably including
> swap) to leave yourself with a large unused space, you might find
> this an easy install option which will be recognised by the installer.
> good luck
That's kind of my intention. Just delete the partition and go for it
with Kubuntu. What I should have done in the first place was wait for
some answers here before I did something like install Freespire. Nothing
is done that can't be fixed.
I plan on kicking up the ram. That should help a bit.
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