Re: issues with dual boot after windows 8
NO -- not if you (1) do not have some unallocated space on the drive in which to create partitions for Ubuntu or (2) use the Ubuntu installer to shrink the Win7 OS partition to make room.
Originally Posted by rochford77
Shrinking using the installer can result in filesystem corruption in Win7, which can then render Win7 unbootable.
So, BEFORE you attempt that, if you don't have some unallocated space, shrink the Win7 OS only using the Win7 Disk Management utility.
Then, use the Win7 Backup feature to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD (if you don't already have one). This will provide you the tool needed to repair/restore the Win7 boot loader, should it become corrupted later due to your Ubuntu install.
Yes ... but ... you can't use GParted on a partition that is currently being used -- which is the case when you're running Ubuntu off your hard disk. IF you want to make changes to partitions that Ubuntu uses, you need to boot from a LiveCD or LiveUSB and run Gparted from there.
and im guessing "gparted" is in software center?
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