eyesight check

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 11:33:35 GMT 2010

On 20 February 2010 11:05, Chan Chung Hang Christopher
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:

>> Thanks, but I am planning to install Ubuntu alongside (independently). The
>> main question is the precaution actions I should do. For example, to
>> de-fragment the disk prior to installation. Anything else?

> If you need to free up space to reduce the size of the partition holding
> XP and its filesystem, then yes. I hope you have fat32 and not NTFS...

The Ubuntu installer's always resized NTFS for me without a hiccup.

That said, BACK UP your important stuff (USB sticks, external disks).
Every time you do something drastic like this. Just in case.

- d.

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