I've dual booted windows and linux for many years but I don't
understand how to do this with windows 7. (So, not a complete newbie, but feel like one.)
I have a new laptop, a lenovo x220, with w7, and want to put
xubuntu 12.10 (time is short, otherwise I'd use debian or scilinux)
on it, preferably preserving the w7.
I cannot get the lenovo to recognize a live distro.
I'm currently trying with
burnt onto a dvd.
Restarting with the dvd in the optical drive, the system just boots
into w7. Clicking on the file from inside w7 just leads to an offer
to burn a copy.
I earlier tried to install ubuntu 12.04 from a usb drive. This seemed to work but the screen offering the choice of os (Windows Boot Manager) flashes by in less than a second.
Using the ThinkVantage button just opens w7.
I've looked at
but since the lenovo will ignore the gparted, this doesn't help.
Ideas gratefully received...