[ubuntu-uk] Dual boot with Vista

Stephen Courtney stephen at steve-c.co.uk
Sat Mar 22 21:52:26 GMT 2008

Thomas Ibbotson wrote:
> Sean Miller wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I've just got a new laptop, bright and shiny with loads of memory and 
>> gratuitous amounts of hard disk space...
>> It runs Vista, every rose has its thorns...
>> What's the latest on dual boot issues?  Are there any?  Am I likely to 
>> cause issues with Vista if I go for a default Ubuntu install, or not?
>> Any advice/experience much appreciated.
>> Sean
> I dual boot Ubuntu and Vista. You can repartition your hard drive live 
> in Vista if you go to Computer Management->Disk Management, which is 
> what I did, and then installed Ubuntu onto that partition. I had no 
> problems and now rarely boot back into Windows.

One word of warning though - I ended up using the Grub boot loader, 
which worked fine, until I went to install Service Pack 1 for Vista. It 
wouldn't install until I restored the Vista bootloader. I vaguely 
remember reading that it was recommended to use the Vista one anyway.


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