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    Quick Installation question - Vista and Kubuntu

    Hi All,
    I'm new here and a noob so hopefully my question doesn't sound too silly

    I'm trying to Dual boot Vista and Kubuntu. I made a bootable flash drive from unetbootin of Kubuntu 10.04.
    I'm at the part of installation referring to prepare disk space. I'm not sure if I should proceed. It's giving me the option to:

    "Install them side by side, choosing between them each startup" which sounds the best,

    "Erase and use the entire disk", which I don't want to do,
    and
    "Specify partitions manually", which I don't need to do, I think.


    However, the installer doesn't make any reference to
    "Windows Vista Loader"
    which is what I'm used to seeing. Is that what the "them" is referring to?

    Can I safely proceed with installation to dual-boot?

    Again, I have not made any changes in Vista, partitioning or otherwise. Do I need to take some preliminary steps to vista? I heard that vista complicates things where you need to do stuff ahead of time.

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Re: Quick Installation question - Vista and Kubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperR00t View Post
    Hi All,
    I'm new here and a noob so hopefully my question doesn't sound too silly

    I'm trying to Dual boot Vista and Kubuntu. I made a bootable flash drive from unetbootin of Kubuntu 10.04.
    I'm at the part of installation referring to prepare disk space. I'm not sure if I should proceed. It's giving me the option to:

    "Install them side by side, choosing between them each startup" which sounds the best,

    "Erase and use the entire disk", which I don't want to do,
    and
    "Specify partitions manually", which I don't need to do, I think.


    However, the installer doesn't make any reference to
    "Windows Vista Loader"
    which is what I'm used to seeing. Is that what the "them" is referring to?

    Can I safely proceed with installation to dual-boot?

    Again, I have not made any changes in Vista, partitioning or otherwise. Do I need to take some preliminary steps to vista? I heard that vista complicates things where you need to do stuff ahead of time.

    Thanks in Advance!
    It is best to shrink the vista partition from within windows. Here is a link to help you out.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...uacy-problems/

    Then just choose the option to install side-by-side and you should be all good.
    If this helped you, please take the time to rate the value of this post:
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    Re: Quick Installation question - Vista and Kubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewthomas View Post
    It is best to shrink the vista partition from within windows. Here is a link to help you out.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...uacy-problems/

    Then just choose the option to install side-by-side and you should be all good.

    Thanks for your help! =D> I'll do that.

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