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afbase
June 6th, 2008, 04:52 AM
I just switched my primary OS from Vista to Hardy Heron (yay). Only trouble is that I still NEED adobe products such as cs3. I want to test which version of windows i like best for this, XP and Vista.

I made four partitions like so:


clinton@clinton-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00056c30

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 15204 122126098+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 15205 17636 19535040 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 17637 23958 50781465 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 23959 30401 51753397+ 83 Linux

Hardy Heron is already installed on /dev/sda1, and obviously it's swap is sda2. Any recommendations or good tutorials for a heron, xp, vista triple boot before I try this are appreciated :)

PmDematagoda
June 6th, 2008, 04:54 AM
I do believe that Adobe CS3 works well in wine, so you can use that.

About partitioning, if you are going to change the partitions of Vista then you should use Vista's own partition manager for good measure since there have been threads about problems people get when partitioning Vista with the Ubuntu partitioner.

afbase
June 6th, 2008, 05:13 AM
I do believe that Adobe CS3 works well in wine, so you can use that.


I've heard otherwise. But i'll take the windows partitioner advice in hand

PmDematagoda
June 6th, 2008, 05:27 AM
I've heard otherwise. But i'll take the windows partitioner advice in hand

Did you try running Adobe CS3 on wine?

afbase
June 6th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Did you try running Adobe CS3 on wine?

Well now that you've mentioned it, no I haven't. I'll give it a shot, but if i run into problems, I'm gonna just try that windows boot method I thought of. I'll keep the forum posted.

afbase
June 6th, 2008, 05:52 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=469392

This isn't promising.

PmDematagoda
June 6th, 2008, 09:01 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=469392

This isn't promising.

Yes, it doesn't, looks like you are better off dual booting.

afbase
June 7th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Good news!

I have a triple boot of Vista, XP, and Ubuntu. I had to start over and reinstall everything from scratch (good news was that i have everything backed up on my server).

I started with installing XP. Using the partition menu in the XP installation, I made 3 partitions: one for XP, Vista, and Ubuntu. Once I loaded all the drivers for my hardware on XP, I moved on to the Vista installation.

I simply selected the manual setup (i don't recall the precise wording in the installation menu) in that menu, selected the second partition i had made from the XP installation. Success.

The tricky part...Ubuntu.

I booted from my live cd, and opted for manually partitioning the final partition i had made from my original partitioning in the XP installation. I then made that partition into three partitions: the 'swap', a '/boot', and '/'. the swap was about a gig, the boot was only 50 megabytes, and the remainder was left for the '/'. The installation was a breeze and after restart I got a lovely menu! A list of boots for a ubuntu and a 'vista/Longhorn boot' that went to the vista menu that gives me the option to boot into vista or "earlier version of windows" (XP).

I followed the basic idea from this page: http://digitalgraphy.wordpress.com/2007/10/20/dual-booting-ubuntu-and-windows-ntxpvista/

It worked like a charm. :popcorn:

Joeb454
June 7th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Triple booting XP, Vista & Ubuntu is incredibly easy (I have the same setup on this laptop).

As long as you install the OS's in that order (XP - Vista - Ubuntu) you can't go too far wrong.

Vista finds XP, and add's it as an option under the Vista boot loader - Grub finds Vista's bootload, and add's it to the Grub menu :)

chex_m8
June 7th, 2008, 02:16 AM
I'm still confused why you're even bothering to install vista in the first place. I guess some things are just inexplicable.