I want to install Ubuntu 8.10 in a dual booth setting with WinXP on my HP Pavilion laptop (AMD64) processor.
When I attempt to partition the drive using the 8.10 Desktop edition CD, the "Guided Resize" option is not available (as indicated in other Ubuntu discussions/docs that I found).
Why does the software not give me the option? Is it something about my laptop setup? It indicates that I have a SCSI drive? Does this affect my partitioning?
Do I need to run the manual partitioning option (just concerned that I will miss something doing that way).
Is there something about HP laptops that complicates this installation?
It is crucial that I keep my WinXP materials so I cannot afford any mistakes here.
I originally used Wubi to run Ubuntu within my Windows disk area, but I found that to run too slow, so I am hoping that Ubuntu would run faster in a partitioned setup.
A thousand pardons if this is already documented/posted in this forum. I did not find it.
Any suggestions, ideas, or places to look for this answer?
Thank You and Regards,