Herman's Tips and Tricks Blogs
I decided to change this website's theme in January 2014 for a few reasons.
There are changes in new computers these days and I cannot afford to go buy a new computer.  I don't want to keep calling this website a dual boot website when it doesn't live up to its name. I can not do a good job of helping people dual boot without having up to date hardware and operating systems for experimenting with and testing.
Judging by the website counter, this site still has a few visitors, and it's still okay for older computers. There is still some information here I need to look up myself occasionally and I don't want to break people's links either, so I don't want to delete the entire site. I will just leave it here for historical reasons.
There are lots of other things I have ideas about besides dual booting Windows computers with Ubuntu Gnu/Linux. By widening the scope of the website I might be able to help people in all kinds of other ways.

2014_02_22_Ubuntu 13.10 Installer's Default LVM Installation  -  Ubuntu in One Hard Disk

2014_02_22_Preparing_Logical_Volumes_For_Ubuntu_Installations - LVM for Multiple-Booting

2014_02_15_Ubuntu_13.10_in_Striped_LVM - Ubuntu in Four Hard Disks


2014_02_08 - Installing Ubuntu in a Windows 8 Laptop

2014_02_09 - My Adventure With Secure Boot in an Acer Aspire E1-531 Laptop

2014_02_03 - Encrypting my Backup Drive with LUKS

2013_01_26 - How to burn broken pieces of mosquito coils

MBR Page
Uninstall Page
Ubuntu .iso Page
Live CD Page
Live Ubuntu USB
Startup Disk
Pre-install Page

Ubuntu - Windows
Dual Boot Classic

Ubuntu USB Encrypted
Rescue a Broken System

USB Ubuntu Full Auxilliary Operating System
Ubuntu - Win 7
Ubuntu - Win 7
Ubuntu - Win 7 on Two HDDs
Ubuntu NetBook Install

Post-install Page
GRUB2 Pages
SSH Network
Back Up and Restore
File Systems and Mounting Page
Command Line Page

Edited Saturday,  December 8th 2012  Document made with KompoZer

This website is for helping people to install the Ubuntu Gnu/Linux operating system.
You can install Ubuntu by itself, in a computer that doesn't have an operating system or you can install Ubuntu in a 'dual boot' configuration. 'Dual boot' means the computer will have two operating systems installed in separate disks or partitions and you can choose which one you want to boot into when your computer is starting up.

This website is not an official Ubuntu Website

This website contains information that is getting out of date.  It is here for historical purposes only,  a few people still use it. I don't know anything about Windows 8, UEFI or Secure Boot.  I only have old BIOS type computers and it does not look like I will be buying any new computers in the near future. Please use the links to the official Ubuntu websites given below, especially if you have an UEFI computer.

Official Ubuntu Websites

If you want to see the Official Ubuntu HomePage, use this link:  Official Ubuntu HomePage

If you would like to visit Ubuntu Web Forums, here's the link: Ubuntu Web Forums

For the Official Ubuntu Wiki, here's the link: Official Ubuntu Wiki Front Page
Click on 'Official documentation', and choose an appropriate link to download from there.
Also be sure to look through Community documentation and add some of those links to your Firefox Bookmarks.

This page has been accessed
times since the move to Australia's best ISP, iinet on Friday 5th June 2009. I highly recommend iinet to Australian internet users, iinet.

This website contains examples of what I have tried and tested and found to work well on my own machines. I do test everything I write in this website as well as I can.  Since there are a lot of different computers in the world, it is obvious that some details of the operating system installation process will vary a little between one machine and another.
The information on this site is not to be taken as instructions, but instead viewed as demonstrations or examples of how things can be done. You may find it handy to see how I do things so you can decide how you can do something similar. Just be aware that you will need to use your own common sense and good judgment at all times and make sure whatever you do is appropriate for you and your machine.

In particular, owners of MacIntosh computers should seek special instructions specific to MacIntosh machines.
People with Windows computers with any kind of RAID, or with Bitlocker, McAffee or Symantec or similar drive encryption should also seek special help.

Neither the author of this website nor the producers of any of the softwares being described on this website will be responsible for damage to any machine, whether electronic, loss of data, downtime or otherwise, that may be caused by following any of these examples. The information in this website is provide free of charge and you use it at your own risk.

But having said that, malware and virus writers are not very responsible either, so make up your own mind which you'd rather have, GNU/Linux is practically immune from most of those threats. If you use GNU/Linux for all your web browsing and receiving e-mail, you can protect your other system from harmful exposure to the internet. At the same time you can learn how to do lots of new tricks that only GNU/Linux operating systems can do. You can avail yourself of hundreds of free software programs and applications too, that would be worth thousands of dollars if you had to pay for them.
Intelligent people eventually end up migrating to Ubuntu Linux as they learn how to use it and realize how much more software with more features and functions they can have at their disposal. GNU/Linux is also much more robust and secure as it is 'out of the box'. We also have the exciting possibilities of being able to learn how to program our own computers and not just depend on others to do everything for us. You are encouraged to modify your software as you please, to best suit your needs.

Off-site links - Other Recommended Websites about Ubuntu

  Ubuntu Screencasts.com - Highly Recommended!

Aysiu's websiteUbuntu Linux Resources.
Features Install Desktop CD Ubuntu , about how to use the 'Desktop' Live/Install CD for installing Ubuntu with.  The 'Desktop' CD is generally faster and also easier to use. It features a nice graphical GParted partitioner so you can see what you are doing.
There is also a wealth of other information at aysiu's site for after the install is finished too. Aysiu's site is aimed for helping new Linux users, so everything is well explained.
There is a lot of great information there, experienced users are likely to learn a few things too.

Gina's Ubuntu HowTos
Gina's site contains general hints, tips and links on how to install and run Ubuntu Linux. It's concise and easy to understand for beginners.

Nixie Pixel's Website, Nixie Pixel.com
Nixie Pixel makes YouTubes showing some things we can use Ubuntu for. They are directed at new users, so anyone should be able to follow them, and even experienced users can learn new tricks.