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Old 08-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm trying to quad-boot Vista, XP, Linux and Ubuntu. First of all, is this possible? I have a 1 TB hard drive, with Vista Home Premium installed and I'm about to do a clean reinstall of it. Second of all, how? I have no idea how to split a hard drive into partitions, and I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this subject. Thats pretty much all the knowledge I have of this.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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When you pop in an OS disk if you already have another one on your computer, it should prompt you to partition your hard drive. When I had Windows 7, I inserted an Ubuntu disk and I was then shown a bar map, where I could drag how much I wanted for Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
I'm not entirely sure how many OS's you can do on one hard drive, though.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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And its as simple as that? There are no compatibility issues, software to download, or anything like that? Just insert the OS disks?
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You should be fine, though it would depend on weather you have a 32 or 64 bit OS and how much ram and Hard Drive space is required.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #5
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I have a 1 tb hard drive and 4GB of ram... not sure what bit OS though. pretty sure its 64 bit.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:43 AM   #7
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Does the Ubuntu download have the partitioner, or is it just in the CD?
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Does the Ubuntu download have the partitioner, or is it just in the CD?
The GRUB partitioner (that's Linux's proprietary disk-manager) is contained on the installation CD for Ubuntu.
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The GRUB partitioner (that's Linux's proprietary disk-manager) is contained on the installation CD for Ubuntu.
It's not proprietary, is it?
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It's not proprietary, is it?
Well Linux has developed GRUB and does use it in their installations, but I guess that they don't technically own GRUB as it is all freeware.
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