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Dual Booting

Description: / Definition:

Allows alternative Operating Systems to be run on
the same computer.

Programs:


VirtualBox - Search/Review - Download


Get Xubuntu - save to and run from USB flash/thumb drive first, by following the steps.

http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ - How did i come to this conclusion? I asked people in #ChristianDebate on irc.dal.net; The distrobution (distro) of linux one should get, I was told, is dependent on what you want the OS to do. I said that I wanted to do graphics, and ability to do 4-color separations, and ability to split movies and sound files. This is the distro that was suggested.

Note: Ensure the file is .iso and appears as ISO (not torrent).

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

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2. Figure out how your computer handles booting from USB. When your computer first boots up and shows ugly stuff (white text on black background, most likely) it's called 'POST'. That's when you might have to press some kind of hotkey to make it let you boot from a usb stick.
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2.a. Ideally it just boots to the usb stick and you do nothing
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2.b. Next best is if there's a 'select boot device' menu, or something along those lines, with a hotkey. e.g. for a laptop I own it's the delete key
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2.c. if those don't work you have to modify your BIOS while the key is plugged in. This also involves pressing a hotkey, then finding disc boot order. The USB key must be plugged in before starting the computer for this to work. Put the USB key at the highest priority.
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3. Once booted, selected 'try Xubuntu' and play around with it. You can install stuff, use the internet, etc. It's basically a real experience of how it would be when installed, but slower because your hard drive is much faster than a USB key
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4. If you're ready to install at some point, boot into the USB key and select 'Install Xubuntu' and follow the instructions.
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4.a. You can choose to keep windows and still install xubuntu alongside it. They will have to split the hard drive into completely separate chunks to do so. This is called dualbooting.
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4.b. You can also just wipe windows entirely and use linux only
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I dualboot so I can play any game I want on a windows partition
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5. PARTY
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