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    Re: Family member needs help installing Ubuntu...

    I would suggest using gparted not partition magic.
    You may not need to use the manual option, there may be another option to use called "Guided use the largest continuous space" which should use the free space that was created after you shrink down the windows partition with gparted. If not then go with the manual option.
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    Re: Family member needs help installing Ubuntu...

    Go Manual and create a 'New' partition of all the space minus 1 GB and give it a mount point of '/'. The rest for /swap, then press 'Forward'.

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    Re: Family member needs help installing Ubuntu...

    Quote Originally Posted by Partyboi2 View Post
    I would suggest using gparted not partition magic.
    You may not need to use the manual option, there may be another option to use called "Guided use the largest continuous space" which should use the free space that was created after you shrink down the windows partition with gparted. If not then go with the manual option.
    But if I do that will the dual-boot be setup properly? Because I really want to make sure Windows XP can boot up after this, because all his files are in there.
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    Re: Family member needs help installing Ubuntu...

    Let Grub install to MBR (by default) and you'll have dual boot.
    Backing up everything is usual in installing a new OS

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    Re: Family member needs help installing Ubuntu...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Let Grub install to MBR (by default) and you'll have dual boot.
    Backing up everything is usual in installing a new OS
    What's MBR? lol
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    Re: Family member needs help installing Ubuntu...


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