View Full Version : [SOLVED] Partitioning for an existing or new install.

March 21st, 2010, 01:41 PM
Hi All,

The other day I scooped a bit of my Windows (Vista HB) partition off to give to Ubuntu. I used the Windows partitioning tool? in the control panel, which is what I used when I originally made my Linux partition.

I am having trouble merging (and/or formating to ext3) what I just took, into my Linux partition.

Then I thought; could I install 9.10 or 10.04 on that new partition. Can you (I) safely configure a tri-boot system?

I would like to try Ubuntu Studio without changing 9.04. I really like how well 9.04 works. I never used Linux until last summer when I got my own computer and was fed up with Windows crashing. Being fairly new to Linux, I do keep Windows around for a few programs that I have trouble with in Linux. I would like an alternative install, (already have virtual box), to toy around with, learn on, break and try to fix.

Anyway, the partitioning problem is my "real issue".

My system;
Compaq Presario cq60dx15
AMD Athion X2 64, 2X1 gig
250 gig HD
4 gigs RAM
Nvidia Geforce 8600 graphics
Atheros Wireless card


March 21st, 2010, 01:49 PM
Have a look at these two short videos, they might answer your questions easier than typing out the answer.

A 10 minute video going into a little more detail about the partitioning step of the Ubuntu Installer.

A 10 minute video showing the Ubuntu install process using the desktop CD on a system which already has Windows XP installed.

March 23rd, 2010, 11:19 PM
Thanks howefield,

That helped greatly.