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    i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    hi
    i got a laptop with ''ubuntu 8.10'' os from my college
    i want to install Windows 7 on my laptop but problem is windows 7 need ntfs formated hard drive
    for that i have to install gparted in ubuntu 8.10.
    i cant find gparted in synaptic package manager
    when i run this ''sudo aptitude install gparted''
    madhuri@dell-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude install gparted
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done
    No candidate version found for gparted
    No candidate version found for gparted
    No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    Writing extended state information... Done
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done

    so give me some ideas
    finally i am a noob in ubuntu .
    Last edited by rjeeva; January 18th, 2011 at 09:55 PM.

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    Re: i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    Download the iso and burn a gparted CD.

    That way you'd be using the current version.

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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    Re: i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by rjeeva View Post
    hi
    i got a laptop with ''ubuntu 8.10'' os from my college
    i want to install Windows 7 on my laptop but problem is windows 7 need ntfs formated hard drive
    for that i have to install gparted in ubuntu 8.10.
    i cant find gparted in synaptic package manager
    when i run this ''sudo aptitude install gparted''
    madhuri@dell-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude install gparted
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done
    No candidate version found for gparted
    No candidate version found for gparted
    No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    Writing extended state information... Done
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done

    so give me some ideas
    finally i am a noob in ubuntu .
    You may as well wipe your hd and install Windows7 and then install Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 along side to create a dual boot. Ubuntu 8.10 is dead, it is no longer supported. there is no point keeping it.
    Last edited by beew; January 18th, 2011 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    8.10 is no longer supported, that's why you aren't able to download and install gparted. I'd suggest you upgrade to a newer version by pressing Alt-F2 and typing:

    Code:
    upgrade-manager -d
    Once you upgraded, then you can resize your partitions. Keep in mind that Windows 7 needs 100Mb at the very start of the first partition in order to be able to boot.

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    Re: i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    thnk u all
    i will try them

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    Re: i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    8.10 is no longer supported, that's why you aren't able to download and install gparted. I'd suggest you upgrade to a newer version by pressing Alt-F2 and typing:

    Code:
    upgrade-manager -d
    Once you upgraded, then you can resize your partitions. Keep in mind that Windows 7 needs 100Mb at the very start of the first partition in order to be able to boot.
    W7 only needs that if you let it install in a unallocated space, which will leave the first partition after the main W7 OS unallocated. You have to either build one NTFS to install the W7 OS into or build the 100Mb NTFS then the main NTFS.

    The 100Mb partition is really for the ultimate version as part of the windows encryption.

    OP, in the end make a NTFS for the W7 put a boot flag on it and install to it. If you don't pre-format you may loose a adjacent partition.





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    Re: i want to install windows 7 in my laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    The 100Mb partition is really for the ultimate version as part of the windows encryption.

    OP, in the end make a NTFS for the W7 put a boot flag on it and install to it. If you don't pre-format you may loose a adjacent partition.
    Agreed. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium to my desktop by creating a single NTFS partition with Gparted first. The Windows installer was happy with that, Windows is now running OK from the partition I created with Gparted, and I didn't get the irritating separate 100MB partition.

    I don't believe you need to add the boot flag. I forgot to and the Windows installer must have added it for me automatically.
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