A basic question, to be asked.

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Thu Jul 28 19:48:13 UTC 2011

On 07/28/2011 03:19 PM, PM wrote:
> Hi,
> In fact, I get very less time from my job to study or use PC but I 
> have an interest to use Linux and to understand it to some extent, 
> earlier also I was trying but again had to go out of station for job 
> purposes. Right, in fact I have installed PCLinuxOS with Windows but 
> due to simplicity and versatility, going to use Ubuntu, the most 
> common flavor people use today. What I did last night, was installed, 
> windows in 130 GB (approx) and PCLOS in 100 GB remaining. Now, please 
> tell me if I install Ubuntu, would it ask me to replace the existing 
> Linux partition or would it overwrite the entire disk? I want it with 
> windows. It should definitely ask me. Secondly, should I go for Long 
> support UBuntu? My main use is only to use it at home for personal use 
> and I am having desktop PC with speakers. I hope it would not ask me 
> to do this or that for speakers drives...? (if yes, please do let me 
> know about all this before i install and use)
> Last but not the least, please do let me know if it would support data 
> card of Alcatel and 3G connection ( for internet).
> I  hope it would be great to use Ubuntu!!
> -- 
> Regards,
> PM
> Making the simple complicated is commonplace, making the complicated 
> simple, awesomely simple, that's innovation.. -C Mingus
Go to Windows, defragment the Windows partition and shrink the 
partition. Then, on the Ubuntu install disk, in the live session, bring 
up gparted and shrink the PCLOS partitions, and then make partitions for 
Ubuntu and format them. Then install Ubuntu. (You could have 80GB for 
Win, and 75 GB each for the two Linuxes. That ought to be enough for 
most anything, unless you have a lot of photos in one OS, and then you 
should partition differently. BTW: You only need one swap 
partition--both Linuxes can use it. There is probably one already there 
for PCLOS.)


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