eyesight check

Gryllida gryllida at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 22:20:48 GMT 2010

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 7:10 AM, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at earlham.edu> wrote:

> At 4:58pm -0500 Sat, 20 Feb 2010, Gryllida wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> > [ Suggestion to use a virtualization solution like VirtualBox ]
> > no, I want Ubuntu be independent of Windows. Thanks again for this
> > suggestion.
> I'm not sure you understand virtualization.  Or, at the very least, I
> don't understand this last statement.  Virtualization is completely
> independent of Windows.  You could take that virtual machine you created
> [in Windows], and run it on another Windows host, or Linux host, or a
> FreeBSD host, or [another] host... and it would just work -- no
> twiddling necessary.  It would have absolutely zero tie to Windows,
> other than that's from where you would happen to be running it.
> However, if the point is for you to learn other tidbits, and not just to
> have an Ubuntu instance for testing your Firefox plugin, then by all
> means chow down on the dual-boot option.
> Kevin
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I am sure that I will choose dual boot. The dangerous partition-shrinking
operation should be preceded by

   1. defragmenting the disk in safe mode prior to the installation, then
   2. rebooting Windows XP twice, then
   3. inserting the CD...

Nice that the Ubuntu installer can shrink partitions, but if you have any
more suggestions about what else I should do before the installation, then
tell me...  (My user's files aren't needed to backup since they are on
another computer.) I think many people on this list had alike situation. I'm
just wanting to find your experience. Thanks much in advance!
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