View Full Version : [SOLVED] No free space when installing Ubuntu

July 10th, 2010, 07:06 PM
My computer runs Vista and Ubuntu, which I installed with Wubi over a year ago. So far, this has worked really well, but I know that there's a slight performance loss in Ubuntu when not running it in a separate partition. I've wanted to reinstall it like this for awhile but have always been fearful of wiping out Windows. I finally worked up the nerve to try it, but when I got to the partitioning section of the installer, I didn't see any "free space", as is usually present in the installation tutorials I've seen. And I know that there is still plenty of space left on my hard drive.

Anyone know the best way to allocate this "free space"?

July 10th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Anyone know the best way to allocate this "free space"?

Since you are using Vista, I would use Vista's partitioner to make the free space.

July 10th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Using Vista's partition tools seems to be the preference.

For anyone else trying this, here's a nice guide: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_f irst.htm?page=2