ac "aec$news" at
Fri Sep 21 19:37:11 UTC 2007

Billie Walsh wrote:
> ac wrote:
>> 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.
>> see
>> and as a specific (UK) example
>> kubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso
> 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.

When you delete the freespire partition (the system partition and also 
probably the swap partition, probably at least two partitions)
then note the sizes of what you have - note the size of the windows 
ntfs partition and note any other partitions - sometimes there is a 
50Mb or so partition near the start (fat 32 maybe) - to aid diagnosis 
(from manufacturers such as Dell).
The reason to note sizes is that when you are answering questions in 
the installer, or whatever, the sizes will help you to confirm your 
thinking and identification of the partitions or space that you are 
deciding about.


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