Want to dual boot Ubuntu with FreeSpire

Asked by wenco-bro

My FreeSpire PC Has 2gb of ram and 200 gb HD, I'd like to use my 7.04 Ubuntu CD to dual boot and switch between the two. My current PC's OS is 7.04, but can't be upgraded to run latest version of Ubuntu. I'll leave it for the kids but get Ubuntu action on my more resource laden Freespire PC.

Is the installation procedure same as when I installed 7.04 to dual boot with WinME?

Appreciate your help.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

You can upgrade your Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Time Support)

You must first upgrade your system to Ubuntu 7.10 then upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04.

To upgrade your system:
- from 7.04 to 7.10: http://onlyubuntu.blogspot.com/2007/09/upgrade-ubuntu-704-feisty-fawn-to.html
- from 7.10 to 8.04 http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

Hope this helps

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wenco-bro (wenkoe) said :

I cannot upgrade 7.04 on this computer, it maxed out on 256mb ram and upgrades require a min of 384 mb. Hence I will leave 7.04 as is on this computer for my grand kids to use. My other computer has FreeSpire as its only OS. I still have my Ubuntu 7.04 CD and would like to dual boot it with FreeSpire. The CD automatically partitions the computer so my real question is "is there any conflict potential having 2 similar but different OS packages vying for CPU and ram attention.

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Best ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :

first of all dual boot or virual os will slow pc,i think you need atleast 512 ram to run smoothly.then if you decided to upgrade i say download or ask for free cd of ubuntu hardy heron.dual booting of linux os is very easy.provided you have enough ram and space.backup ur home directory data if any to other fat drives.do a fresh install than upgrade from 7.4>>7.10>>8.04
also if your downloading go for 8.04.1 it contains some more updates than 8.04.happy upgrading' :)

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wenco-bro (wenkoe) said :

Thanks ajmal_82, that solved my question.