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Can I have 2 Ubuntus 12.10 on my laptop?
I need 1 for work, and 1 as desktop. Will it work if I install new version as usual, beside existing one?
I can't lose data from my actual Ubuntu, but want to have new one too.

I have many services running (mysql, rabbitmq, apache, memcached etc.) and I don't want to run them all the time. That's why I want second OS to use it as normal desktop.

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No. I need to be sure before trying. –  Robert Oct 26 '12 at 16:54
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Like Fernhill Linux Project and Alvar have mentioned, I would seriously consider using two user accounts instead of two partitions. –  duxk.gh Oct 26 '12 at 17:39
    
@duxk.gh can I disable services (apache, mysql, memcached etc.) for new account? –  Robert Oct 26 '12 at 22:31
    
Someone who knows for sure will have to verify, but I think so. What I do know is that you can have completely different software on the two and use entirely different settings, so I expect you'll be able to disable those services as well (as long as they're not required to run Ubuntu or start before logging in). But I am not very knowledgeable in this area; take a look at this and this. –  duxk.gh Oct 27 '12 at 7:28

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Yes, that will work fine.

Use the "Something Else" option on the installer to manually select the partition to install to.

You could also use separate user accounts for work & personal & public use

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I'm pretty sure you can. Just install the second one like you would the first one, but use a different partition. If you need help installing: How do I install Ubuntu?

This can help as well: Can I install two Ubuntu versions on the same machine?

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