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pmq
June 27th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Hi

I have a laptop with vista business installed on it.
About 2 months ago i wiped the laptop clean and put ubuntu gutsy on (7.10), though might end up upgrading to hardy. Everything was working great but now im starting a work placement and have loaded vista back on. But i miss ubuntu.
I would like to do a dual boot but im afraid that my system would not be able to handle it as vista is already incredibly slow(ish).

Here is my spec:

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500
1024MB RAM
1.66GHZ
667MHz FSB
2MB Cache
80 GB Hard Drive

Is this possible?

Thanks

Pumalite
June 27th, 2008, 02:02 PM
You can do it.
http://www.howtoforge.com/dual_boot_windows_xp_vista_ubuntu_feisty_p2?
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=464425

ibutho
June 27th, 2008, 02:05 PM
I have a basic laptop with similar specs (minus a core duo and with a bigger hard drive) and Vista & openSUSE play along nicely. Vista was presintalled and all I did was resize the Vista partition during the openSUSE installation and proceeded to install openSUSE without any problems. I did the same for a friend a few days ago, so he is now dual booting Vista and Ubuntu.

pmq
June 27th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks, I guess the main reason i was asking was to determine how much disk space i should allocate. All my music and movie files are on external hdd, just work files will be used and stored on the laptop.

I was wondering if 20 gb be generous enough to both OS and still run a good lot of apps on each one?

Pumalite
June 27th, 2008, 02:08 PM
20 is good, but the minimum for an enjoyable experience.

pmq
June 27th, 2008, 02:13 PM
well literally i have 69.9 in all, vista took up alot of space so now have 58(ish) gb left. If i went to maybe 30 or 40 for ubuntu, would both OS still run happily or will vista get clostrophobic?

Pumalite
June 27th, 2008, 02:20 PM
40 GB for Vista is plenty.

pmq
June 27th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks very much, the information was very helpful.

Pumalite
June 27th, 2008, 02:27 PM
You are welcome. Good luck.