rufus at hanadari.net
Mon Apr 20 09:59:02 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 09:41 +0000, Frans wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:18:39 +0300, Avraham Hanadari wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 10:49 +0200, Nils Kassube wrote:
> >> 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?
> >> Nils
> > When I last tried to make a partition in a Vista HD a couple of years
> > ago, I discovered that I could only "resize" partitions, but not make
> > them. I have a singel, unpartitioned HD on the laptop right now. I shall
> > try again. Perhaps upgrades have changed the conditions. On the other
> > hand, I have read that the Ubuntu partition manager is very good, and is
> > preferable to the MS one.
> > The last I read about installing Ubuntu in a dual boot on a Vista
> > machine explained that the installation was inaccessible afterwards
> > because of some booting properties peculiar in Vista. It was explained
> > that special software needed to be installed in Vista "before" the
> > Ubuntu installation. That software somehow enabled access to the GRUB
> > boot loader, or maybe it was LILO.
> > Have you had personal experience installing 9.04 in a dual boot on an HP
> > Vista laptop?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Avraham
> Good luck!
Thanks. I read this article when it was for 8.04. I'll read it very
carefully now and see what awaits me with 9.04.
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