Laptop installation

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Apr 20 08:49:06 UTC 2009

Avraham Hanadari wrote:
> Ubuntu 8.1 is running fine, if slowly, on my test machine (470.5
> MiB), dual booted with XP Pro. I would like to install 9.04 on my HP
> Pavilion with Vista Home Premium, but I have read horror stories
> about partitioning an HD with Vista installed, and about GRUB access
> difficulties after installation. I have also read that the new 9.04
> manages to partition a Vista machine well. I guess I just need
> someone who has done it to give me directions.

Vista comes with a tool to resize partitions. I suggest to use that tool 
because Microsoft should know best how to resize NTFS partitions 
without data loss. Then it should be no problem to install Ubuntu to 
the now free space on the disk.

What horror stories of grub problems are you talking about?


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