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Old 06-20-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Install Ubuntu

I would like to install Ubuntu onto my HP pavilion laptop. I got thru every thing but am afraid I will loose XP. I am not ready to give up on windows just yet. I follow the screens but it says everything will be destroyed, how can I install a dual boot and not lose win XP.

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Old 06-20-2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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defrag your harddrive and then resize the partition with Gnome Partition Editor in System>Admin, then install ubuntu on the new partition
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yeah. go into gparted and if you will be using both oses as much as the other, resize the windoze partition (in green in gparted) to about half. then, create a partition in the rest of the space freed as ext3. when it comes to installing ubuntu, just install on that partition

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