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Thread: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    Do you have free space to put the new partition? If not you might have to resize or delete one in order to put linux on your computer.
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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    sda5 --> ntfs, 70Gb (drive D, where i want to install Ubuntu)

    go to manual, select this partition and format this and change the filesystem to ext3 journaling system and give the mount point as / and select format.
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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    BUT that will delete ALL the info and files on that drive or partition.
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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by sharks View Post
    sda5 --> ntfs, 70Gb (drive D, where i want to install Ubuntu)

    go to manual, select this partition and format this and change the filesystem to ext3 journaling system and give the mount point as / and select format.
    BUt i dont want to loose my data from D. is there a way to use the free part of it??
    what about the rest sda's? no changes for them ??
    thankx

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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    You can resize it but I would make sure you back up your data first and defrag it. use only what freespace you have on it otherwise you will lose some of it if you resize it too small.
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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by PPAAUULL View Post
    BUT that will delete ALL the info and files on that drive or partition.
    HI.
    then how can i resize drive D and install Linux? without affecting my old data from Windows ???

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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    if u want to use only part of D,go to system-->administration-->gparted or partition editor on live cd. it will list ur partitions.select D,unmount it.then modify it.it will ask for the size to be allocated,u can enter it manually.10gb is sufficent. no changes on rest of sda's.
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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by PPAAUULL View Post
    You can resize it but I would make sure you back up your data first and defrag it. use only what freespace you have on it otherwise you will lose some of it if you resize it too small.
    ok thats fine...
    from where can i do the resize?

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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    DO NOT just resize it. FIRST back up the info then defrag it THEN resize it otherwise you run a serious risk of killing some of your data.

    Like sharks said you should use gparted it is probably the easiest way to go about it.
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    Re: Dual boot Partitioning (WinXP and Ubuntu8.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by sharks View Post
    if u want to use only part of D,go to system-->administration-->gparted or partition editor on live cd. it will list ur partitions.select D,unmount it.then modify it.it will ask for the size to be allocated,u can enter it manually.10gb is sufficent. no changes on rest of sda's.
    thankx

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