Windows and Ubuntu on same system- Ubuntu runs GnuCash?

hendrik at hendrik at
Fri Nov 20 12:39:00 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 05:11:19PM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
> 2009/11/20 BPG <bigskypa at>:
> > Ah, that's good.
> >
> > I'm downloading Ubuntu even as I type.
> >
> > Man, I hope it doesn't destroy my computer.
> There is always some risk doing this sort of thing.  Make sure you
> backup all important data and docs before starting.  Make sure that
> you can read your backup and all the important stuff is really there.
> Of course a disk can crash at any time so hopefully you have good
> backups anyway.

Yes.  Always have backups, preferably in a place where a crashing or 
misbehaving software can't get to it, like inside a ziploc bag in the 
back of your sock drawer.

One thing to watch out for while installing Ubuntu (as opposed to just 
running it from the live CD is to make sure you install it in a 
dual-boot configuration (so you can boot either your old Windows of your 
new Ubuntu) and not install it on your entire hard disk (thereby 
wiping any Windows and windows data you may have wanted to keep).

-- hendrik

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