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The goal: I want to learn UNIX, UNIX-like platforms. Especially command line and bash.
I have Windows XP installed on my machine. I have chosen Ubuntu for my goal.
I have one hard drive on my machine that is divided into two virtual discs* (logical partitions). On one of them the XP is installed. On the other one I want to install Ubuntu.
I have read the introduction about how to install Ubuntu on computer with Windows. But I can't understand what exactly is offered. They offer Ubuntu Windows Installer and say just download and install it as any other program on your XP. But will it be true Unix environment then? Or is it just a different GUI over Windows? I don't want different GUI over Windows.
I want exactly UNIX-like environment and that's why I allocated one separate logical partition for Ununtu.
So my question is:
Is is possible to install true Unix (Ubuntu-UNIX) environment on my machine, on its second logical partition? So that both operating systems can work. I just want to switch from one to another on computer bootstrap. What do I have to do to achieve it?
The partition I allocated for Ubuntu is 20 GB.
* virtual disc is a logical partition.