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Old 04-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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install ubuntu from windows


hello,

I need to install ubuntu. I have windows xp. I first need to do a disk partitionning, but gparted doesn't work nor does the default tool given by windows xp. What can I do?
 
Old 04-04-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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Do you have a recent version of the GParted live CD?---That would be a very common way of re-sizing the Windows partition to make room for Linux?

Have you tried just running the Ubuntu installer? (Perhaps it provides for re-sizing Windows partitions.

Regardless, tell us more about the current configuration--eg the number and size of partitions, size of the disk, etc.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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I tried to run the ubuntu installer, the only option it gives me is to delete my current windows partition. If I go in advanced mode, I can't change the windows partition size either. I just tried the gparted that is in ubuntu.
I only have one partition, the size of which is roughly 200 GB.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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GParted **will** re-size NTFS partitions. I don't know why the Ubuntu version is not working---can you tell us exactly what happens?

I would get the GParted live CD regardless:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
 
Old 04-05-2010, 01:11 AM   #5
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did you try using the wubi installer, you would not have to partition if you used wubi.

http://tuxthink.blogspot.com/2010/03...ux-ubuntu.html

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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What version of the Ubuntu cd do you have?
 
Old 04-05-2010, 04:28 PM   #7
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Might look at using WIBI. http://wubi-installer.org/

When you have windows open you insert the ubuntu disk. It should allow you to install ubuntu. The only gotchaya is an odd issue with some bios's or install's of xp that have been repaired.

Be sure you backup any important data no matter which way you try.

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