[ubuntu-uk] An Introduction

Kris Marsh moogman at gmail.com
Sun May 6 15:02:13 BST 2007

On 5/6/07, Gregory Kirby <Gregory at 1sthome.co.uk> wrote:
> In message <463DDA85.6090505 at seanmiller.net>, Sean Miller
> <sean at seanmiller.net> writes
> >Gregory Kirby wrote:
> >> I will burn both to a disk and I believe the disk will be bootable and
> >> reversible if it plays havoc with my current set up?
> >>
> >Not sure what "reversible" means... if you boot into the LiveCD it won't
> >affect your "current set up" at all, as everything runs from the CD and
> >hard drives etc. are left alone.
> That is what I intend to do first.
> >
> >If, however, you install the OS from the CD then I am not aware of any
> >way you could reverse any changes it made, for instance if you decided
> >to let it re-partition your hard drive to dual boot...
> >
> I understand... I hope :-)
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> Gregory
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Hi Gregory,

When you put the bootable CD into your drive and restart your machine,
Ubuntu will load up from the CD (known as a LiveCD). Everything runs
from the CD, so it won't touch your hard drives at all. As you can
appreciate, things will run a little slower while running from the CD.

If you decide that you would like to install Ubuntu from there, so you
can use it without the CD, there is an icon on the desktop "Install".
The install procedure is very simple, and it helps you resize your
Windows partition if you have one.

While the install is going on, you are still able to access the
internet, so if you do have any questions at that point, feel free to
ask again on this mailing list, or you can talk to people in real-time
with IRC <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat>

Good luck :-)


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