Installation of Ubuntu 8.04 for dual boot

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I have recieved alive CD of Ubuntu. I am part of a LAN having NW components(Hub, Switcg etc) including Exch Server. Do I have to tell NW administrator before installing it? Does my user acct required changes in setting? Do I have to create a saprate drive to instal it? what about my existing OS Widows XP ? I want a dual OS. Do I loose my data already store in PC? Some one please help me in step by step instlation. Regards
ASKED: February 17, 2009  5:41 AM
UPDATED: February 17, 2009  2:22 PM

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You should tell your NW administrator before installing it, because you will need an ip address for your ubuntu OS, (although if you don’t use DHCP, you could use the same static ip address you use in XP).

Your user account does not need any changes.

If you want to dual boot, you will need a separate partition for the Ubuntu installation. If you don’t have such partition, there are some tools you can download, which could help you resizing your current partition, so you don’t need to re-install your current OS nor re-format your disk.

Have a look at <a href=”http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed_first.htm”>this article</a> for detailed instructions.

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