greenwaldjared at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 04:31:54 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Matthew Flaschen
<matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Jared Greenwald wrote:
>> Someone gave me one of their old computers. The thing still has some
>> data on it. I've made a backup of the data to my raid, but in case
>> they remember about some obscure file they saved somewhere, I wanted
>> to try to save the Windows area as an accessible partition on whatever
>> new install I perform.
> Use GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php) to shrink the
> Windows partition as well as to create two new partitions, an ext3
> (holds the OS and data) and Linux swap partition (virtual memory). Set
> the swap size to twice the RAM, make the Windows (NTFS) as small as
> possible, then allocate the rest of the space to ext3. Then, when you
> install Ubuntu be sure /not/ to reformat, and to use the existing ext3
> and swap.
Matt, will check it out - thanks.
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