yea I usually use the alternate cd for that very reason. I just downloaded it to use the function to run it from the cd. Then I decided to use the same cd to do many pcs.
With the alternate cd in the past I always have booted from the GParted live cd. Set a little of unallocated space on the drive.
Then on the ubuntu installer told it to load in the largest amount of contigious free space. Then ubuntu would install in that unallocated space.
I built a website at that time to have step by step instructions on how to do it:
As you can tell im not exactly a newbie, but have been away from using linux for the past few years.
Coversely to that installation methodology. I thought when this desktop GUI cd tried to install, you could just set the option to install alongside windows. But I see thats not the case. Now im stuck in this conundrum and it doesnt make sense to me.
Yes to redo an mbr to microsoft stadards.
-Boot into the windows installation cd and go to the recovery console
-at the DOS prompt:
When windows is already installed, you can install the recovery console by:
-put in the installation media
-Go to run and type
-After this, a boot menu will appear upon restart
-Choose recovery console
-This brings you to a dos interface
-Type installation number(1 if thats the only version of windows installed)
-Type your password(To get administrative privileges)
-At the prompt type:
This cmd will rewrite the entire master boot record, grub will have to be reloaded.
(thats if d is your cd rom drive, if not substitute your drive letter for d)
All of my partitions showed up properly using:
I am not familiar with this tool, can you provide me with a way to delete my linux partition safely.
For sake of ease my linux partition is
Thank you soo much, I could find much info about this online.