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Old 08-28-2009, 06:55 AM   #1
twinu89
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Dual booting ubuntu with Vista on desired HDD partition


i recently got my new laptop(acer 5738) with preloaded Vista.I have my 320 GB harddisk partitioned in the following fashion:
5 partitions with 30 GB,50 GB,70 GB,80 Gb & 90 GB respectively.
i've my windows installed on 50 GB partition & i want to install Ubuntu 9.04 on the 30 GB partition.
i've a live cd.i tried to boot from it using 'side by side' installation option.But i am not able to install ubuntu on the 30 GB partition as there is no option to select desired partition.The setup is allowing only to resize the largest available partition(i.e. the 90 GB partition).But i want this partition for other purposes.Also,as i wont b installing heavy apps on ubuntu,i think 30 GB is more than enough.
Please help.Is this problem particular in 9.04 or do none of the distros allow u to install on desired partition.
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Tigon
 
Old 08-28-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by twinu89 View Post
i recently got my new laptop(acer 5738) with preloaded Vista.I have my 320 GB harddisk partitioned in the following fashion:
5 partitions with 30 GB,50 GB,70 GB,80 Gb & 90 GB respectively.
i've my windows installed on 50 GB partition & i want to install Ubuntu 9.04 on the 30 GB partition.
i've a live cd.i tried to boot from it using 'side by side' installation option.But i am not able to install ubuntu on the 30 GB partition as there is no option to select desired partition.The setup is allowing only to resize the largest available partition(i.e. the 90 GB partition).But i want this partition for other purposes.Also,as i wont b installing heavy apps on ubuntu,i think 30 GB is more than enough.
Please help.Is this problem particular in 9.04 or do none of the distros allow u to install on desired partition.
regards,
Tigon
If you have the LIVE CD of Ubuntu just let it run until Ubuntu is op and running WITHOUT installing

Than on the desktop you will find the option INSTALL
Click on it and after some times you come to disk partinionner
Edit the the partition on which you like to install UBUNTU and it comes up with some more questions like us it / , format and so on
 
Old 08-28-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
twinu89
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@ronlau9,
thanx buddy...that worked!
this is wat i did:
-i booted from the disk,and wen disk partitioning began,i chose manual partitioning(advanced) & chose the 30 GB partition & formatted it with ext3 mod.
-also i set mount as '/'.
-i didn't assign any 'swap' as i've got 3 GB ram(which i think is more than enough physical memory).
thanks once again.
regards
Tigon
 
  


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