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    Creating a new partition

    I am running ubuntu 13.04 64bit on my 128gb SSD. I want to create a partion on that drive, with just enough space to run windows xp 32bit. Is there a tut on how to do this, or, can someone please help me with this?

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    Re: Creating a new partition

    You'll probably regret even doing it
    You should post for us a gparted screen of your SSD
    And is the SSD the boot drive and are there other drives?
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    Re: Creating a new partition

    you can install Gparted using ubuntu software center and you will be able to create a partition..

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    Re: Creating a new partition

    The ssd is the boot dive, and I have 2 others that are storage drives, but sats hdd's.

    http://i39.tinypic.com/2zq4u3r.png

    Why would I regret it?
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    Re: Creating a new partition

    Whatever you do - make sure you backup stuff you need
    Regret... Because XP sucks. Well it was a good OS but it's so history now.

    If it were me, I'd want to start again and I'd wipe the drive. Create my partitions in Parted Magic > Install XP > Re-install Ubuntu

    But as it is
    You would have to shrink sdc1 from the right.
    And create space to make a NTFS Primary and Install XP to that Partition.
    Afterward you will need to repair grub (I would use the Ubuntu disc to chroot the system)
    Not sure if adding the partition for XP will change the extended table numbers....Re: swap
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    Re: Creating a new partition

    hmmm...sounds complicated...lol but I have gotta learn. I only want xp, for some basic software anyways.

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    Re: Creating a new partition

    Why not use it in a VM
    Virtual Box...
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    Re: Creating a new partition

    never used it. is it easy? I just need it for iTunes, really. will that work for iTunes, to put music on my nano?

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    Re: Creating a new partition

    Well, it's easy for me. But I've used it before. You need to install the version from here
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

    And you need the Extension pack http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...0.vbox-extpack
    see https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...tro-installing
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