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Old 07-31-2009
Installing Ubuntu in the same partition as Vista

Hi ,

I hav a laptop with Vista, i need to install Ubuntu along with vista on it. But the problem is tht i donot hav a hard drive partition. though i have abt 70 gb of free space. the only other partition is "recovery" one, so i cnt play with it

how shld i perform the installation ??
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Old 07-31-2009
I have a similar situation and I didn't bother to touch Vista. I just run linux in a vmware session.
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Old 08-03-2009
In vista we have the option to shrink C drive(No data loss or damage),after doing that u will get new partition then install ubuntu on it.

steps to shrink C drive :

open computer management by right click on my computer and select "manage"

select "disk management" in the left panel and right click on C drive in right panel and select shrink. Now C drive will become half of the drive size after click ok.Now install on new partition.
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Old 08-06-2009
CPU & Memory Use the WUBI, Luke

You can easily install Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration by using WUBI (Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows). Your choice: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu.
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Old 08-19-2009
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