Dual boot with PCLinux???

Thomas Blasejewicz thomas at s7.dion.ne.jp
Sat Jun 5 13:48:42 UTC 2010

Liam Proven さんは書きました:
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at s7.dion.ne.jp> wrote:
>> I probably again did something really stupid.
>> I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed.
>> Tried liveCD of PCLinuxOS (Phoenix) -> chose "install" after some play.
>> Was asked whether I want to use the entire disk or existing partitions.
>> Chose "existing partitions" -> proceeded to install.
>> After the installation I did expect to get a choice of whether I want to
>> start Ubuntu or PClinux,
>> but did not.
>> The computer start **ONLY** with PCLinux.
>> BUT ... properties of the new home folder says, that about 9 GB are used.
>> I cannot believe that this is all for PCLinux.
>> If Ubuntu is still "out there somewhere" ...
>> how do I access it?
>> Like getting a choice of Ubuntu/PCLinux.
>> Thank you.
> You reused the existing partitions. In other words you removed Ubuntu
> and replaced it with PCLinuxOS. What did you expect?
> If you told it to use the partitions that were already there, where
> was Ubuntu meant to be afterwards?
> If you have a litre bottle of oil and you pour in a litre of water,
> the water replaces the oil. The oil is gone, it flows out and is lost.
> Without creating a separate space for PCLinuxOS how on earth did you
> think the 2 would exist side-by-side in the same container?
> To quote Charles Babbage on the Analytical Engine, his unfinished
> mechanical computer:
> "On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put
> into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am
> not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that
> could provoke such a question."
> I'm with Charles on this one.
I see. Probably I have to do the whole thing all over again (for the 
thousandths time ...)

But it says under disk space 31.1 GB free (out of 40). Does PCLinux use 
9 GB of space?

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