Add/Remove Programs Keeps Locking-Up

Asked by Lampoman

I'm brand-new to Ubuntu...

I'd love to install and learn to use it, but I'm having some real frustrations and questions I need answered...

First, I'm still booting from a CD while I review the system...but my Add/Remove Programs program keeps locking-up my system (or making everything hang), especially after I've downloaded a couple of items...

This is really frustrating if I have to reboot because I lose everything...

Also, could someone tell me if I can install Ubuntu in a dual-boot method so I won't lose Windows? I have to have my Windows restore disk to do that, because I don't have it anymore?


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Ivan Lautaro Lemos (ivancete) said :

You can boot from the Ubuntu CD, and install it when it load,
on the installation, you can choose the option to dual-bot, Ubuntu recognize the size of your hard disk and will select the best way to partitionate it, the installation is very intuitive and easy. You can also import settings from Windows like Internet Explorer Favorites, user accounts ... all automatically if you like that ubuntu do it.
Once installed, now you can add/remove programs for ubuntu, configure your internet connection, etc. Also you can im
Everything else usually installs automatically, such as drivers, etc.

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Lampoman (brians-daveramsey) said :

Does Ubuntu seem to lock-up more when booting from a disk instead of when it's installed? Right now, it's almost as if communication gets lost between the computer and the disk. Add/Remove Programs just hangs...


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Ivan Lautaro Lemos (ivancete) said :

Yeah, not is the same if you install it, remember that you won't can install much applications because no have much space, or memory. And if you install this programs, when you reboot, they will be lost.

Now, if you try to copy the cd on a usb pendrive, formating it on a ext3 partition and a swap partition, you can use it if were a hard disk, and you will can install applications and when you restart, they will be avaible in the menu -> programs.

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