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Migrating to Ubuntu
« on: October 28, 2006, 12:59:00 PM »
Finally i decided to upgrade my operating system from XP Pro to Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft.

It costs nothing, except some time ... but far less than XP & without f*ing up your hard drive.
Wanna try, too?
1. Download the iso-file (choose the desktop version for 386, Mac or AMD64) from one of the ubuntu mirrors. It's almost 700MB, so take your time. 
 
2. Burn the iso-image to a cd of 700MB capacity. You need an iso-burner, don't just copy. Alex Feinman's does it fine! No you have a LiveCd, which allows you to boot up and run your operating system from your CDROM, your hard drive wil not be modified.

3. Boot your machine with the freshly burned CD (don't forget to change the boot sequence in your BIOS!), your hardware will be autodetected and press <Enter> to load the GUI. If it works, you can try all applications coming with the distro, for example switch on your network card, run firefox 2.0 ...

4. Did you like it and wanna see it with full speed, run the install icon and install it to some free space on your hard drive (took me about 15 minutes to finish). A partition manager (Gparted), which is self intuitive will preserve your old OS for dualbooting, except you choose to take over the full drive ...

5. After reboot you'll get a menu to choose for starting Ubuntu or your original OS
Edit: The GRUB bootloader is the thing i always missed with windows

6. Have fun, explore and start fine tuning! Speaking for myself i was really impressed. Did it already on two machines.

Edit:2006-11-10
Meanwhile on 64bit, no rocket sience, but rocket speed.

Question: Would it be possible to compile the HFS sources for Linux? Or do i have to lock up XP in a virtual machine to run HFS from there, i don't want to give it up HFS!

« Last Edit: November 10, 2006, 06:27:38 PM by ~GeeS~ »
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Re: Migrating to Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 05:16:48 PM »
all attempts i know of running HFS under linux have failed.
you can search "linux" on the forum, restricting the search to HFS forums.

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Re: Migrating to Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 08:27:40 PM »
I've searched the web and found this:

http://community.borland.com/article/images/27534/migrating_delphi5.pdf
http://www.blong.com/Articles/Kylix%203%20Review/Kylix3Review.htm
http://crosskylix.untergrund.net/

Would it be feasible to compile the sources of HFS with Kylix3 (open version, free)?
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Re: Migrating to Ubuntu
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 05:32:14 PM »
i know about kylix, but
1. i have no experience about it, but don't think you can just compile it
2. i don't even have linux installed, i won't be the one who will try

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Re: Migrating to Ubuntu
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 06:20:23 PM »
I'm on dual-boot now, so Win HFS will stay.  :)
VMWare or another virtual machine could be an option, but i still have to try.

I didn't expect that YOU should do the recompiling, but others could be interested, too.

Maybe i'll try Kylix on your sources (if i get it running in Ubuntu, i'm an absolute beginner in Linux and Delphi), but maybe it's a nice learning experience. But don't expect results on short-term.

Normally Kylix wouldn't have been my first choice, because the many free available GPL compilers for Linux ...
Are your sources still written for Delphi 6 Personal?
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Re: Migrating to Ubuntu
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 06:33:58 PM »
yes.
i may use Turbo Delphi with HFS 3. Still unsure.