View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to use Gparted

July 5th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Hello all.

I have Xp as my main os and have ubuntu installed through wubi. The qeustion is, how do I install os x? I have the cds, but I don't want to erase my other partitions, and I really don't want to screw up my pc.

I figured I'd use gparted to create a new blank partition. But how do I use it! Please help!

July 5th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Full documentation here:

Once I'd got over my sweaty palms at the thought of what I might do to my HDD, I found it very easy to use.

July 5th, 2008, 08:16 PM
If you've used partition magic you will find that it is quite similar.

July 5th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Its pretty simple, just resize the other partitions to make them smaller - you will leave behind free space you can then install OSX on. I would run the Windows disk defragmenter several times in a row to tidy up any errant files first (even if it tells you that you don't need to). This will help prevent you from destroying any files on the Windows partition.