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    Default Hi all, new (sort of)newbie here

    Hi all, found out about this wonderful tool at a professional conference I attended about a year and a half ago. BT2 had just came out (forgive me if my timeline is off). Looked really cool, palyed around with it a little. Got me interested in Linux distro's and loaded Ubuntu in a dual boot conf on my laptop with XP. Now it seems BT4 is much similar to Ubuntu, as it is a deb, no longer a distro? (once again pardon my ignorance, windows guy here). My question is, can I blow away my Ubuntu install, and install BT4, or is there a process to install BT4 over my existing ubuntu installation? Ubuntu uses grub, and I seem to remember BTx using lilo? problem? doable?

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    Yes. Although I've never used Ubuntu before you should be able to format the existing linux partitions and install BT4 or just remove your linux parts and start from scratch following the guide. No process to install bt4 over ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormbringer View Post
    Now it seems BT4 is much similar to Ubuntu, as it is a deb, no longer a distro?
    There millions of dual boot tutorials here on the forums if needed.
    BT is a distro much like gentoo or ubuntu or whatever.

    My question is, can I blow away my Ubuntu install, and install BT4,
    yes you can do this
    Ubuntu uses grub, and I seem to remember BTx using lilo? problem? doable?
    Yes you can use grub there are tutorials for it here as well.
    Yes BT uses lilo by default.
    Also if you are not to sure on how to do an install you might not be exactly ready for using BT. However if I can not convince you to not use BT then do a vmware or usb or even the live disk all three of which are probably a bit easier to setup.
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