[Ubuntu-users] did I miss something? (installing Ubuntu along with Windows XP)
gryllida at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 02:00:06 UTC 2010
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gryllida wrote, On 02/20/2010 06:36 PM:
>> Windows XP now boots from disk C: . It is the only partition I have.
>> Mu user's files and distributives of the apps I have installed are at
>> another computer. I have to to shrink the partition to install Ubuntu
>> and found these steps to do:
>> 0) burn Ubuntu CD
>> 1) empty recycle bin
>> 2) defragment the hard disk in Windows XP Safe Mode (it'll be faster
>> and will be able to move the files which would otherwise be in use by
>> some apps in normal mode)
>> 2.1) reboot Windows XP twice after the defragmentation for it to
>> notice properly that the defragmentation occurred
>> 3) insert the Ubuntu CD
> 3.1 When the liveCD is booted up select to use Gparted and after getting to
> know how it works select to make another partition from what you take away
> from windows. Put your Ubuntu in that.
Do you mean that I should run Ubuntu Live, open Gparted in it, and use
it to shrink the partition? I thought the installer can do it.
>> 4) start the installation and tell it to shrink the existing partition
>> 5) ...
>> Did I forget / miss / don't I know something? I mean, are these the
>> right steps to do?
> It will work. Been used by thousands of uers.
> 73 Karl
> Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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