[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu cd damaging windows paritions?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Jan 13 17:53:10 GMT 2008


Farran Lee wrote:
> lately I've been showing my friends and family ubuntu, trying to convert
> them to it. I promised them that it can't touch windows, and will not
> damage any of their files.
> But every computer I've run it on, the owner has reported it has come
> back with errors, although I have never personally witnessed them.
> Can anyone confirm that this is not the cd please? Note: I did not
> install anything while running it live.

Do you mean you ran the live CD and then sometime later the owners
reported problems with Windows? What sort of problems? Are the consistent?

My understanding is that the live CD does not touch the hard disk so
should not affect any already installed system.

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