View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading with a Dual booted Vista system

October 15th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Hi! I have a dual booted Ubuntu 9.04 / Vista system, running and upgrading to the latest Ubuntu version at the time of it's release. My problem is this, every time I try to do a 'clean' install of the latest ubuntu release (trying to over write the older one) I end up having to do a total reformat, reinstalling Vista and Ubuntu. I know I'm doing something wrong, I have no idea what it is.

In short, I would like to keep my Vista partition untouched and upgrade from 9.04 to a full CD installation of 9.1, overwriting Jaunty.

Please help!!


October 15th, 2009, 04:06 PM
When y want to reinstall ubuntu, choose that u want to install it in a specific partition.. Or [better] create all the partitions that ubuntu need and then install it.. may this guide (http://www.howtoplaza.com/how-to-install-ubuntu-904-on-a-manually-created-partition/) helps u..

Sysc, A

October 15th, 2009, 04:47 PM
A guide to popping on linux side by side with windows can be found here ..


It goes through the setting up of the partitions you need and even teaches grub about a windows installation being there.

Hope it is of help.


October 16th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Thanks so much for your help! I'm excited to try out 9.1 with ext4, and linux one. I really hope I can overwrite 9.04 with a clean install of 9.1 and not have to reload vista!

Again, thank you for your fast replies.


November 13th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Just wanted to drop and and say that it worked perfectly!

I'm loving 9.1!!!!