(K)ubuntu @ Asus Eee PC 1001HA - request for advise.

Kaj Haulrich kaj at haulrich.net
Fri Feb 5 19:07:45 GMT 2010

Bas Roufs wrote:
> <snip>
> Finally - > 95% of the work at such a netbook I want to carry out via
> *ubuntu.  That's why I want to minimise the size of the Windows 7
> partition as much as possible. Two questions:
> What is the minimal size of the Windows 7 partition you would recommend me?
> Is it possible to partition during the installation process in such a
> way that I can predetermine the size of each partition?
> A very important word of caution here:
With Windows 7, you *must* use the Windows partioner to shrink the NTFS 
partion. It's located
 somewhere in what they call the "Control Panel" - or some such. When 
doing so, Windows7 will announce a minimal size. So let it do its thing, 
then defragment the partition once again (You did that in the first 
place, right?). After that you will have an "unallocated partition". 
Install whatever (K)ununtu there.

I've learned the lesson by bitter experience, when I - as I normally do 
- let the linux partioner (gparted) do the job. Totally garbled Windows 
7 up in a mess.

Finally, why the "remix"? - I installed the whole Ubuntu and it works 
like a greased ligtning. Not a single hiccup...

Kaj Haulrich.

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