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vaiol123
September 15th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Im about to download the Ubuntu Based gOS Gadgets 3. However, I would like to know how I would be able to partition my Hard Drive and keep my Windows Install. My Hard Drive is an 80gig with all of it formatted for my Windows Install. Right now it uses 25 gb and I would like to save about 30 for it and use 50 for gOS. I don't wanna tear out the Hard Drive or anything and I would like to preform this function within Windows XP. Please tell me if you have any information. My computer skills are intermediate. Thank You!

knattlhuber
September 15th, 2008, 07:12 PM
You can resize your partitions as outlined in this document: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

vaiol123
September 15th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Thanks!

LowSky
September 15th, 2008, 09:23 PM
gOS Gadgets 3 is beta software and I dont recommend someone with little prior knowlege of installing linux to use an unstable version.
You would be better off using regular Ubuntu or gOS 2.9

kansasnoob
September 15th, 2008, 09:23 PM
This is as simple as it gets:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed _first.htm

And it works!

kansasnoob
September 15th, 2008, 09:28 PM
gOS Gadgets 3 is beta software and I dont recommend someone with little prior knowlege of installing linux to use an unstable version.
You would be better off using regular Ubuntu or gOS 2.9

Thanks for adding that! I began my Ubuntu journey with gOS 1.0.1 (and Freespire) and even gOS 1.0.1 was very fiddly! It literally took days to get things to work that just worked out-of-box with Gutsy!

I haven't tried any of the newer versions of gOS, but that's not meant to run it down! Hey gOS led me here!