Installing question

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by CyberFreq, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. CyberFreq

    CyberFreq New Member

    Before I ask, I'd like to apologize if i sound stupid.

    If I install this, what happens to my current OS? Does this become a bootable OS off of a hard drive partition, or does it become the sole OS my computer runs from?

    Again, sorry if I sound dumb. I'm just a wee bit confused here.
  2. chuckl

    chuckl New Member

    That would depend entirely on what 'this' you are talking about.
  3. CyberFreq

    CyberFreq New Member

    Sorry. I'm thinking of trying out Gutsy Gibbon, and if I install it, will it overwrite my current OS?
  4. volksman

    volksman New Member

    It has an option during the install to re-partition your drive and will create a dual boot environment for you so you can choose on boot which OS to use...
  5. CyberFreq

    CyberFreq New Member

    sweet. thanks. that's what i wanted to know.
  6. CyberFreq

    CyberFreq New Member

    Okay, now i have another question. I tried to install it, but when I selected the Install option, it loaded fine until it started looking for hardware drivers i think, then it started listing all these errors. what'd i do?
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What kind of hardware do you use? Is it standard hardware, or is it some brandnew laptop or stuff like that?
    What error messages do you get?
  8. CyberFreq

    CyberFreq New Member

    im trying to put it on a laptop i bought in july.

    its a new HP dv6000 or whatever, i can't remember and i can't find a trace of it actually existing online...

    is my hardware a problem?
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Normally HP hardware makes no problems with Linux... :confused:

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