[Ubuntu-users] did I miss something? (installing Ubuntu along with Windows XP)

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 01:52:19 UTC 2010

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.

> 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
	Linux User
	#450462   http://counter.li.org.
         Key ID = 3951B48D

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list