8.04 with Vista Home Premium

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 5 03:48:32 UTC 2008

On 05/04/2008 09:05 AM, Rick wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 05/03/2008 03:17 AM, Rick wrote:
>>> Installing Ubuntu with XP should pose no problems. At least it has not in the 
>>> past. I just need more room on a second hard disk, the purchase of which, my 
>>> wife wisely says, is contingent upon my losing 5 kilos.
>>> The urgent question has to do with my HP Pavilion dv600 laptop with Vista Home 
>>> Premium loaded. There's plenty of room, but Vista uses a different partition 
>>> paradigm from that in XP, and potentially is more complicated to use as a 
>>> partner in a dual boot. I have read that 8.04 installs with Vista and have seen 
>>> reference to such dual boots in the Users' correspondence, but when I tried an 
>>> installation yesterday, there was no recognition of special conditions for 
>>> Vista. Ultimately I canceled the installation, because I feared losing the 
>>> existing Vista installation.
>>> I would very much appreciate advice from some of you who have already installed 
>>> 8.04 in a dual boot with Vista.
>>> Thanks in advance.
>> Perhaps:
>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2Bdualboot+%2Bvista
>> will help?
> I tried that already, but thanks for the suggestion. Lots of information, but 
> nothing about a Vista dual boot with 8.04 on a laptop. I've downloaded the 
> Wubi-8.04.exe file. Is that a fully functional installation? How is it different 
> from a "normal" dual boot? It says it plays with Vista, but do I need another 
> piece of software to configure the boot up choice? Does it use Grub?
> Rick

OK, try these:

[note the wubi section]

[note the part: Resizing partitions with Windows Vista
Windows Vista can shrink its own partition without the need to use
third-party software. See [WWW] this link. If you are running Windows
Vista, shrink down your partition through that method, and then boot
Ubuntu. The Ubuntu installer will use the free space you created. ]

I don't have Vista, so I can't be of much further help.

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