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Old 03-01-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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I need to partition my hard drive to dual boot windows xp and ubuntu, but i dont know how.

Do i have to partition my hard drive right now, then go and put in the ubuntu disk and install to that to the partitioned area?
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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When you put in the ubuntu disk, all you will have to do it load it from your boot loader. Then hit install and follow the steps. Ubuntu has its own partition manager, so you won't have to worry about that. Just resize the partition that you already have, then you can install Ubuntu. I would give yourself about 20Gbs if you have the space, but 10Gb will work fine, too. That way you can install a lot of stuff without runnings out of room.

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Old 03-01-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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I think i accidently took 30Gb from my C: drive and made a G: drive with it....
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Default Re: Need help partitioning hard drive

i told you what to do on the other thread
how did you make another 30gb partition?
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #5
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The ubuntu setup thing. Dang now i just want all the HDD space back!
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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I think that he is talking about the partition manager. SO you now have 2 partitions, i am guessing? Did you get rid of the partition with your windows OS on it? I am not sure what you are getting at?!
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:07 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for you help but i finally figured it out (sort of) and im now dual booting my pc so basically everything is taken care of for the most part.
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