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tysonh
November 10th, 2008, 01:30 AM
I just download 8.10. I put in the live cd and try to install it but I don't have any option to resize the partitions so I have room for ubuntu. I've never had these problems with xp but I'm stuck with it for the time being. My questtion is this. Is there anything else I have to do before I put the live cd to dual boot with vista?

randy78
November 10th, 2008, 01:49 AM
Check here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/resize-a-partition-for-free-in-windows-vista/

Zimmer
November 10th, 2008, 02:06 AM
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Ubuntu
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Linux

If you are dual booting Vista and Linux may I recommend EasyBCD.

Also, there are a few more tweaks about to con Vista into allowing you more space on the partition side of things. Turning off the pagefile and System Restore points for example. Vista still kept 70 plus gig for itself on my drive!! left me with about 30gb for Ubuntu and then 35 gb for a data partition, which is fine for now.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_f irst.htm

bumanie
November 10th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Right click my computer; choose manage; then choose manage disks. Right click on the partition you want to alter (usually C:\) and from the drop downmenu, choose shrink. You should be use a slider to resize vista. Doing it this way usually achieves a more controlled reduction in the partition than letting vista do it itself. Before shrinking, defrag at least twice.

tysonh
November 10th, 2008, 02:30 AM
sweet thanks for the help I got it all working now.

randy78
November 10th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Don't forget to mark the post as solved using the Thread Tools menu near the top of the page :D