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Old 10-02-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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How do I partition my HDD and install Ubuntu?

I have been exploring a live CD version of Ubuntu, and would really like to install
Ububntu on a partition of my 80GB primary HDD. Windows Me is currently installed on that drive. I would like to make this a dual-boot setup. I have been reading some posts and info elsewhere about this type of installation, and it all seems complicated and confusing.

Can I use FIPS to partition the drive without wiping out its current contents? Is there a book or resource which gives clear instructions for dual-boot installation? I don't know where to begin.

I have a Pentium 4 processor, 256MB of RAM, 70GB of free space on my primary drive, and 28GB of free space on my secondary drive.

Old 10-02-2005, 09:00 PM   #2
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i don't know about "FIPS", but u can definitly use "Patition magic" to re-partition your HDD without loosing data.
then in the empty space make two partitions for linux.....i.e one for swap and one as main partition...u can even make other partitions of "linux" types also.
1. swap
2. home
3. main partition

this is good, as if someday u somehow lose yr linux, yr backup/date in home will remain there and so u can easily install new linux on the main partition.

read this tutorial
it may help you.

in case of any doubt post it.

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You don't need to buy partition magic. Download the PCLinuxOS LiveCD and use the partition program in there (its in the 'PCLinuxOS Control Centre' in the Configuration section of the menu). Knoppix also has a GUI partition program installed by default (QTPArted) but I think the PCLInuxOS one is more capable.


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