Does UNR install directly into a dual boot with XP?

Asked by Hendrik Brink on 2009-05-05

From another question it seems like you have to install normal Ubuntu first? Does UNR thrash XP if you install it straight?
Also, is there a marked performance difference between UNR and normal Ubuntu on a Netbook? (Lenovo S10)

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Best Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #1

You can install a normal Ubuntu, then the ubuntu-netbook-remix package and it will be functionally equivalent.

UNR will not "trash" XP, but you need to prepare the system by:
- Defragmenting twice (yes, twice -- sometimes once won't be enough for reasons I lack time to explain here)
- Having at least 6GB of free disk space for a complete Ubuntu install

You can also install Ubuntu using WUBI, I'd suggest you also find out about WUBI or get someone's help to proceed.

There won't be any special improvement, unless you use the Alternate LPIA version of the Ubuntu install disks. Only use such version if your computer is Atom-based (I believe it is,but please double-check).

Hendrik Brink (hendrikbrink1) said : #2

Thanks for the help! I see the netbook remix also comes with a live boot option, then I can boot it live and see if it is what I want. Have a gr8 weekend!

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #3

Glad it helped. encourage you to become an Answers contact and help us get out this information :)

cwsnyder (carlwsnyder) said : #4

My Acer Aspire One model ZG5, I installed UNR from a bootable USB drive. My mistake was not running defrag before installing, but my Windows install wasn't trashed. Since I had 152G free, I figured I shouldn't have any problem just using the default install. Unfortunately, although all was well in the beginning, when I installed NoScript, Xmarks and Video DownloadHelper in Firefox, I no longer had enough disk space left to run an update!!!!

When I ran Defrag before attempting to do a new install, I didn't see anything(!) close to the UNR partition which would have prevented a larger partition, but the automatic install had only given a 2G partition, with no warning. Using a manual partitioning, I have re-installed and am presently having no problems.

Any thoughts?