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Default 09-09-2015, 10:39 | posts: 1,002

HI, I would like to install Kubuntu. I have installed on C(40 Gb) win8.1.
It's my first time installation of Kubuntu.

When I installed win 8, there was of partition about 100mb which windows reserved.
If I boot Kubuntu, can I format only C, so that data on D,E stays there ?
Does installing kubuntu changes something with this reserved partition ?
Is there some difference in installing than windows ?
Can i mess up something so that I loose D and E?
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Default 09-20-2015, 08:14 | posts: 2,867 | Location: far,far from home

sorry for the late response
about that 100 mb partition

http://www.howtogeek.com/192772/what...you-delete-it/

best practice is first make a back up or better an image of that drive/partitions
here is a nifty tutorial

http://www.avoiderrors.net/create-wi...-using-ubuntu/

after you have everything backed up you can :

1 dual boot -choose what OS you want when you start your computer,and if you choose to dual boot the hard drive has to be re-partitioned to make room for Kubuntu,let's say and still have Windows partitions on it.
When you install the SO of choice Kubuntu ,make sure to choose /dev/sda where to install GRUB,the bootloader..that means you want GRUB in the main disk ,not in a specific partition ,like /dev/sda1.or /dev/sda2..etc
it is simpler and will come handy if you decide to go back and use windows again and restore the MBR as it was before.

2 install Linux on a dedicated HDD and choose from boot menu what hdd you want and avoind altering prtitions and modify MBR .
In htis case just follow the Linux installer and you're done!h
   
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Default 02-11-2016, 08:18 | posts: 2,867 | Location: far,far from home

no reason to create a separate thread, but no much love for *Nixes, eh?
yes, stand to reason the being a Guru3d forum ,almost everything is about gaming, DX and Microsoft.I respect that and i am thankfull for having this.

But lately. in the all Windows 10 hurdle, i felt the need to fall back to my *Nix and now i am running fully Gnu/Linux in the ideea of regaining my sanity and a bit of my privacy.
Gaming wise, Steam works wonders and i have yet to play all games from my Steam library under Linux.

I realize that this is not Fb and a place to brag about running whatsoever OS..still, i woder if another gurus are running anything else beside Windows, and are still gaming.
   
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Default 02-11-2016, 08:58 | posts: 9,098 | Location: NZ

What do you require that Win 7 or better yet 8.1 cant provide?

Windows maybe the go to OS to bag on, but it just works and gaming support is second to none.

Linux? i dont really see the point if you're still looking to game as the headaches are going to be more effort than simply installing 7\8.1, turning off services you dont agree with, then installing a game that was released yesterday or in the last 26 years. Then theres emulation so, 30 years.
   
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Default 02-11-2016, 20:55 | posts: 280

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I realize that this is not Fb and a place to brag about running whatsoever OS..still, i woder if another gurus are running anything else beside Windows, and are still gaming.

Running Manjaro here and still game but mainly emulation (PCSX2,Dolphin,Final Burn Alpha etc.) some linux builds and some running through Wine. I don't have Steam installed as nearly all the games I play are on emulated systems but I do play some Windoze games, currently playing Trails in the Sky SC which works absolutely perfect.

Hopefully Vulkan takes off and we will start to get more Linux builds for games. Win7 was the last good MS OS imo, with 10 it's dead to me now.
   
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Default 02-12-2016, 03:27 | posts: 9,098 | Location: NZ

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Running Manjaro here and still game but mainly emulation (PCSX2,Dolphin,Final Burn Alpha etc.) some linux builds and some running through Wine. I don't have Steam installed as nearly all the games I play are on emulated systems but I do play some Windoze games, currently playing Trails in the Sky SC which works absolutely perfect.

Hopefully Vulkan takes off and we will start to get more Linux builds for games. Win7 was the last good MS OS imo, with 10 it's dead to me now.

How is performance of emus on Linux vs windows?
   
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Default 02-12-2016, 17:31 | posts: 19,858 | Location: US East Coast

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What do you require that Win 7 or better yet 8.1 cant provide?

Windows maybe the go to OS to bag on, but it just works and gaming support is second to none.

Linux? i dont really see the point if you're still looking to game as the headaches are going to be more effort than simply installing 7\8.1, turning off services you dont agree with, then installing a game that was released yesterday or in the last 26 years. Then theres emulation so, 30 years.
If you use Steam and the games you play have been ported to Linux, there's no hassle at all.


   
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Default 02-12-2016, 23:06 | posts: 9,098 | Location: NZ

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If you use Steam and the games you play have been ported to Linux, there's no hassle at all.
Will obviously yeah, but the amount of games that have been ported is still non-existent compared to whats already available on windows.
   
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Default 02-13-2016, 14:30 | posts: 280

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How is performance of emus on Linux vs windows?
For all intents and purposes it's the same as windows (PCSX2,Dolphin), I can't give you any numbers but as I lock all my games to 60 FPS with Vsync they run full speed on both.

I suppose I could try uncapping the speed and seeing if there is a difference but I'd imagine it is small and also irrelevant (for me).

Stuff like Xenia and RPCS3 I can't comment on, it's unlikely I'll be bothering with them for a year or two.
   
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Default 02-13-2016, 20:33 | posts: 19,858 | Location: US East Coast

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Will obviously yeah, but the amount of games that have been ported is still non-existent compared to whats already available on windows.
The number of games released for each platform is irrelevant. All that matters is whether or not the games you play are available.


   
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Default 03-27-2016, 20:01 | posts: 2,867 | Location: far,far from home

After dabbling some time with Arch, Manjaro and the famous "Arch way" of purism-elitism *nix users i found out a new player.
Antergos https://antergos.com
very K.I.S.S focused distro, really is a GUI installer added to the Arch way and to the Arch kernel.
I was very pleasantly surprised testing it, but with a few quirks...why in 2016 people forget about Samba printing ?
But beside this small nuissance, it is a very good distro,and above all, a rolling distro.
After trying Open Suse's Tumbleweed i was taken aback for ever trying rolling distros.Somehow had my fix with Solydk, but still, wanted something ..new.
Well, i think i found something to play with.
   
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Default 12-31-2016, 14:30 | posts: 404 | Location: Netherlands

Thoughts on Elementary OS for a newbie?
   
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Default 05-23-2017, 18:41 | posts: 4,840

Ubuntu might be better for a newbie on linux. Works well with GNOME. It's rather restricted in what you can do and play about with but it works well enough for a modern desktop.
   
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