[ubuntu-uk] Unity testing

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 7 16:26:20 UTC 2012

On 7 April 2012 17:10, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
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> On 07/04/12 15:40, Norman Silverstone wrote:
>> I would like to have a go but need a little helpful advice, please.
>> I have Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop computer and wondered if there is
>> a simple way to install the version of Ubuntu to be tested along
>> side the version I use.
> There is. Download the ISO, use USB startup disk creator to put it on
> a USB stick, or burn the ISO to a CD/DVD.
> Boot off the USB stick or CD/DVD and then follow the prompts. one of
> the options is to install side-by-side with your existing
> installation. Choose that, job done.

If you choose that route does it give a choice on how much space to
keep for the existing system?  It is a long time since I tried it but
I seem to remember then that it squashed my existing system down to
the smallest it could and I later had to adjust the partitions sizes.

Of course using this option is only valid if you have about 8GB spare
on the disk.  Also do make sure that you have everything backed up
before starting.  I imagine that, for example, a power fail during
re-partitioning might be rather messy.  Also Operator Error can be
catastrophic when performing such actions.


> Other options will allow you to "upgrade" or "overwrite". Don't choose
> those if you absolutely want dual boot.
> Once installed the grub boot menu will show both installs.
> Cheeers,
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