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Old 02-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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How Do I Install/Partition Kubuntu 10.10 From A CD

I recently received my Kubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition Install CD and I'm trying to install it to dual boot with Windows 7. I used Wubi and it gave me two options: Install inside from Windows, and Demo and Full Installation. I picked Demo and Full Install and tried to install from inside the Kubuntu Demo. When I do and it gets to the "Disk" section of the install, it gives me two options to install. The first option is to erase and partition the whole drive, which I understand as it would erase my whole hard drive and partition the whole thing for Kubuntu, not allowing me to use Win7. The second option was to manually select partitions, but since I'm a noob to this, I dont know how to set partitions.

I need to know how to install Kubuntu where I can dual-boot with my Win7. If I'm wrong in any of my understanding of how the install works, please correct me and point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
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Windows7 will allow you to resize your wins partition by up to half in disk manager.
You can also use gparted-live-cd and resize also.
Then you can choose how you want to install.
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Originally Posted by Heavyboost View Post
I used Wubi and it gave me two options ...
I need to know how to install Kubuntu where I can dual-boot with my Win7.
Don't use Wubi. It is only intended as a way to try Ubuntu; and it is not meant for long term installs. You can easily try Kubuntu from the live CD that you have.
For some excellent tutorials on dual booting K/Ubuntu with Windows7 see this site:
Write back if you need more help.

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