Should I?

Willis Taylor gods-servant at
Wed Feb 13 07:25:25 UTC 2008

Ashley Benton wrote:
> Why don't you use gparted to delete the kunbuntu partition? I used it to
> delete windows and created another partition which I'll be able to use when
> I need it. (For now I installed Open Suse on it but almost never open it, so
> I guess I'll do it again later to give some more space to Ubuntu.) It didn't
> touch Ubuntu at all. Everything was OK. It should do the same with Windows,
> just be careful of which partition you delete.
> Good luck
> Meg
> On Feb 12, 2008 11:11 PM, Willis Taylor <gods-servant at> wrote:
>>  NoOp wrote:
>> On 02/12/2008 06:24 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>>  --- Willis Taylor <gods-servant at> <gods-servant at> wrote:
>>  I have been very pleased with the support team for
>> Ubuntu and my first
>> full fledged Ubuntu machine is running very well due
>> to the help of the
>> folks on this forum.  I thought to be fair I would
>> test Kubuntu 7.10 on
>> my other machine and did a duel boot there.  I seem,
>> however, to be lost
>> on the Kubuntu and it seems to be less developed.
>> The driver on this
>> system for my ip4300 Canon was a snap but the only
>> Pixma ip printer
>> supported in the Kubuntu is the model 4000.
>> I'm considering erasing the partition and installing
>> Ubuntu on it also.
>> I can't seem to get any answers to amount to very
>> much on the other list
>> and you gents are Johnny on the spot.  What should I
>> do?
>>  To each his own. I came to ubuntu from kubuntu for the
>> same reason you did.  I prefered the kubuntu-desktop,
>> seemed easier to use than ubuntu desktop, no flame
>> intended. I am currently using ubuntu-desktop and
>> getting used to it because of either a flaky alternate
>> cd I burned or a flaky computer and having to install
>> all the programs piece by piece. I can't comment to
>> intelligently on you driver problem but know there are
>> drivers other than cups which may have it but let the
>> experts have their say.  Personally I have Ubuntu
>> installed with the Kubuntu-desktop added and can use
>> either one as I choose.  This comes in handy when I
>> get instructions that I can't readily relate to in
>> Kubuntu, then I just switch to Ubu.  I may be wrong
>> but I would think that the module/drivers would be
>> available to both.  Can't go wrong by having both.
>> Have fun,
>>  And that's the beauty of Ubuntu (you can install both). I *much* prefer
>> Gnome, but use multiple kde apps (Krdc, Kexi, Kstars etc) on Gnome
>> without any problems.
>> For Willis: cups supports many Pixma printers now - I have an MP750 and
>> previously was using TurboPrint. However after cups added the MP750 I've
>> just been using that. If you have a problem in kde getting the printer
>> going (you shouldn't), try installing it in Gnome & when you switch to
>> your kubuntu desktop it should be there - I don't think that switching
>> to a kde desktop will change the cups printer settings.
>>  I'll boot that machine in DR DOS then and see if I can get rid of just
>> the Kubuntu, leaving the WinXP for now and since I have the KDE desk top and
>> the printer is there on both desk tops I'll just do the same there.  I.mnot going to cause a non recoverable GRUB error and lose the WinXP before
>> I'm ready, am I.
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Thanks for the tip but I got ants in my pants and just installed Ubuntu 
on the same partition and just left Kubuntu there with 7% of the forty 
gig I allocated to the ext3 partition and will just never fire it up 
again.  It should be fine until I learn how to back up all my Windows 
files and photos to the Ubuntu so that I can use 120 gig for Ubuntu and 
not loose everything I'm working on.

Once more, thanks for the tip.
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