View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual Boot on Aspire One

March 31st, 2009, 08:05 PM
I want to do this and I read the instructions posted here...

My question is how can I be sure that the partition I create does not overwrite windows or other programs? Does the partition automatically search for a blank portion of the disk?

Mark Phelps
March 31st, 2009, 09:44 PM
As long as you use the Vista disk management tool to shrink your Vista partition, you should be OK. If you use the Ubuntu partitioner, you run the risk of corrupting the Vista OS partition. You will need a Vista DVD to be able to boot from that to repair the corruption. If you don't have a Vista DVD you can torrent an image of one from the Neosmart forums. But you will have to burn the CD yourself.

April 1st, 2009, 12:31 AM
It is loaded with XP currently.