is it possible?
is it possible?
do you an internal hardrive to install the os on? Or are you installing on the external?
i don't want to mess with my laptop, so i would like to install it on my external, which has stuff on it, but no os
im trying to instal ubuntu, but it doesn't actually say i need a new partition.
Problem comes in when trying to boot from an external drive...
anyway what about partitioning the harddrive for my computer, without losing any data
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As an alternative, you can grab VMWare or VirtualPC and run the Linux stuff under that.
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: I'm too lazy to upgrade to Ultimate because I'm replacing Vista with Windows 2008 Server when it gets officially released, and since none of my boxes have a TPM chip, there isn't any real benefit to using BitLocker as opposed to Jetico or PGP.
I boot into the system recovery live cd and use gparted to compress my windows partition. After that use gparted to set up a swap partition at the end of the drive (2X the size of your RAM).
Gparted is a bit easier to use than the partitioner that Ubuntu employs during installation, but you still have to use Ubuntu's partitioner to set up a partition and mount point in the empty space between windows and swap.
If you want more details on dual booting ubuntu, pm me. I've done it many times.