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Old 04-11-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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dual booting!


hello,

i have 80g hard drive with 2 partitions cwindows) and entfs,empty), i thought of installing ubuntu linux on e: how can i do it? i did tried installing ubuntu linux and followed the guided advice but ended up resizing my xp partition,is there a way i could just install ubuntu linux on e:, i know there's a manual method to do it ,but i just dont know how..any suggestions would be much appreciated..thanks..
 
Old 04-11-2008, 04:58 AM   #2
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You could give Wubi a try, it installs Ubuntu without the need for resizing and partitioning:

http://wubi-installer.org/
 
Old 04-11-2008, 05:23 AM   #3
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Delete partition E while you are using Windows. Ubuntu doesn't normally install on a windows partition so it isn't useful anyway. Just leave the space open and the installer will use just that (unless you tell it to use all of your disk ).

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Old 04-11-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
 
Old 04-11-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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I installed ubuntu on wubi on an old laptop with only a 10 gig drive and wouldn't recommend it - lots of weird hd errors, especially on bootup, When I uninstalled wubi and reinstalled ubuntu the normal way on the whole drive with multiple partitions it ran like a champ. Trying to squeeze Windows and Linux onto the same partition just didn't work for me - they really don't like each other.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 03:43 PM   #6
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IMHO, hard drive space is so darn cheap that you can get a 200gb drive for arouind $150, so i'd suggest that you by as big a hard drive as posible and partition it as follows.

120Gb NTFSm


50GB xt3

8GB linux Swap (83)

70GB /home partition


I'd also highly recomend installing the E2fs drive in windows once you have reinnstalled windows!
 
Old 04-12-2008, 04:10 AM   #7
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IMHO, hard drive space is so darn cheap that you can get a 200gb drive for arouind $150, so i'd suggest that you by as big a hard drive as posible and partition it as follows.

120Gb NTFSm


50GB xt3

8GB linux Swap (83)

70GB /home partition


I'd also highly recomend installing the E2fs drive in windows once you have reinnstalled windows!
thank you for the input,however as much as i would want to get a hold of a new and bigger hard drive it isnt quite that easy,and it cost a lot,im live here in the philippines,and $150 would be equal to 6,000 phil.pesos 10% plus on retailers..but i would still take your suggestion, 20gb free space in ntfs format(should i format it to ext3,i have partition commander) is all i have,so if you could give me a new calculation on how i should go about it,ill very much appreciate it..i would like to do it manually..

thank you..and if ever you happen to have an extra/even used hard drive if youre feeling generous,even if you consider it to be junk..ill take it..

more power and again thanks!!
 
Old 04-12-2008, 04:13 AM   #8
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You could give Wubi a try, it installs Ubuntu without the need for resizing and partitioning:

http://wubi-installer.org/
thanks..i already did try wubi,its just that i want to a full linux experience,using it feels like just a program within windows..anyway thank you!
 
Old 04-12-2008, 07:00 AM   #9
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Like jay73 said, delete your e:\ partition using Window's Disk Management, and leave the free space unformatted. Any Linux install CD will take care of formatting partitions to ext3 during the installation.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 07:01 PM   #10
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If you already have windows installed and have a broadband internet connection, you can install many different linux distributions (including ubutun) using unetbootin:

http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html

It is not like wubi, in that it installs linux to its own partition, and not within the windows partition.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 07:20 PM   #11
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IMHO, hard drive space is so darn cheap that you can get a 200gb drive for arouind $150, so i'd suggest that you by as big a hard drive as posible and partition it as follows.
Where are you buying the 200GB HDD for $150? I just purchased a SATA 500GB 3GB TRX for $99 at Best Buy (USA). I'll sell you one for $200 Plus shipping? Just kidding since it is against LQ rules and certain Mods are really sensitive.

I just bought 3 EIDE 160GB HDD for <$60/ea. You can find some real deals for HDD be it SATA, EIDE or SCSI. I would like to see the 10K RPM drive prices to fall, maybe in the near future.
 
  


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