potential newbie with questions (please be gentle)

Jerry Bolt jerry.bolt at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 00:08:15 UTC 2010


Jordan,

Thanks for the response.  That was another concern.



On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com>wrote:

> On 7/13/2010 6:40 PM, Jerry Bolt wrote:
> > Thanks for the quick response, your answers were very helpful.
> >
> > Another question...  With having Linux and Windows side by side can/do
> they
> > share and/or access the same files such as pictures, music, video?
> >
> > JB
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> On 7/13/2010 6:08 PM, Jerry Bolt wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>> I am interested in learning more about the Linux/Ubuntu operating
> system.
> >>  I
> >>> like what I have read and studied up to this point but before I take
> the
> >>> plunge I have a couple questions.
> >>>
> >>> 1. I have read you can install a Linux OS and still keep the existing
> >>> Windows OS, in my case I have Windows XP.  Please explain how this is
> >> done?
> >>>  I think I understand but want to be sure.
> >>
> >> The installer for Ubuntu will take care of this for you, pretty easy to
> >> see from the installer how to do it.  It's not like it was a few years
> >> ago when you had to fight to keep Linux and Windows side by side.  You
> >> can even use the Windows bootloader to boot to Grub for Ubuntu leaving
> >> Windows intact as is pretty much, though this requires a bit more work
> >> than just using Grub.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 2.  If, for some reason, a Linux OS is not to my liking can and how do
> I
> >>> uninstall it?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>>
> >>> JB
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> Login to Windows, destroy the partition, then use your Windows disk to
> >> repair the MBR (if you chose to use Grub).  You can see "Repair Windows"
> >> at the bottom of the start screen for Windows.  You should be able to
> >> use Windows 7 or Windows Vista disks to make this far easier even if you
> >> run Windows XP.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Jordon Bedwell
> >> http://envygeeks.com
> >>
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>
> Yes, this is another common misconception, while NTFS used to be scary
> to access and still can be under certain circumstances, it's not like
> itw as a few years ago, as a matter of fact, Ubuntu will try and
> automatically mount the Windows partition by default so you can access
> the files.  You would just need to know the path to your username or
> create a quick Symlink to the folder from root.  Usually if I want to
> move files back and forth I just create a small FAT container while
> partitioning the Linux install and then Windows will auto-mount it and
> Linux will auto-mount it too.
>
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>
> Jordon Bedwell
> http://envygeeks.com
>
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