[ubuntu-uk] Dual booting (Was: Re: Bug Day)

James Milligan lake54 at lake54.com
Tue Jul 29 16:51:25 BST 2008

Great news - I'll have the guide printed out and by my side, just in case,
but I'll follow your incredibly complex instructions of plonking it in the
drive and following the instructions given lol. Now if only I could find the
power button...

Thanks Kris

Just to add one thing, I'm actually installing it on an XP PC - sorry to
keep people running all over the place checking guides etc :S - blame my
Dad... I'm this is kind of what you were on about
tm it seems to be suggesting the LiveCD etc

James Milligan
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-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Kris Marsh
Sent: 29 July 2008 16:38
To: lake54 at lake54.com; British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Dual booting (Was: Re: Bug Day)

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 4:05 PM, James Milligan <lake54 at lake54.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your reply
> I asked my Dad before, and I'm actually incredibly surprised, as he 
> said yes to installing Ubuntu (fully! Not just WUBI etc)
> Is it ok to follow the guide at
> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_fir
> st.htm
> ?
> Mainly just checking that there aren't any major flaws with it etc.

The stage "Page 2 - Get started - prepare the Vista partition" isn't really
required, as this is possible through the Ubuntu installer (see below).

The stage "Page 4 - Choose a bootloader" isn't generally necessary, as the
Ubuntu bootloader (GRUB) works fine. Feel free to use the Windows one if you
have a specific requirement etc.

I'm not sure this walk-through guide is necessary. To install Ubuntu, you
basically plonk the CD in, reboot, click 'Install' and follow the
instructions :-)

> Also, can someone advise me on a Windows program that can partition my 
> drive more effectively than the built-in one with Windows? I've got a 
> ~300 GB HDD,
> 293 is registering (that's pretty much normal), I've got ~65 GB free, 
> but can only create a new partition of 2GB (shrinking the main 
> partition by 2GB, therefore expanding unused space).


There is a partition editor as part of the Ubuntu live CD - in the menu
System->Administration->Partition Manager. It will also give you the
opportunity to resize your current partitions when you go to install Ubuntu.
In the past, I've always just used the Ubuntu-installed partition manager.

Enjoy :-)


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