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Dual Booting Vista and Ubuntu

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  • Started 6 years ago by phoenix
  • Latest reply from jack7h3r1pp3r
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phoenix
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The last couple of months I have been using the Ubuntu Live CD casually just to get a feel for things. Ive finally decided to take the leap... I'm trying to install Hardy Heron on my laptop, dual booting with Vista Home Basic....however I seem to have hit a snag! I was following the step-by-step instructions over at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing , however the screen shots there indicate that during the 'Prepare disk space' phase there are supposed to be four options

1) Guided - resize
2) Guided - Use Entire Disk
3) Guided use the largest continuous free space
4) Manual

However on the install screen here on my laptop I only see TWO options

1) Guided - use entire disk
2) Manual

So what gives? I don't want to overwrite Vista and I have no clue as to how to go about a Manual setup!!

Any help?

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

phoenix,

You take the Copy Righted Name of my old company (LOL) (LOL) ??

One of the Vista folks will respond shortly so just post back to this reply (LOL) (LOL).

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Hi MacGyver

Posted 6 years ago
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phoenix
Posts: 2

What? No clue?

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

phoenix,

I don't understand half of Lighthouse's jokes either so never mind (LOL) (LOL).

Must be a "French Thing" (LOL) (LOL) :) :)

Just answer back with post so your topic remains high of list.

Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

guided using the largest continuous free space

Posted 5 years ago
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gaurang
Posts: 29

hey phoenix ...

i think you have not resized your HDD properly , or may be you have resized but "Formated" that free space in to FAT or NTFS ... if so then you have chances to get this display ... because to install linux ... you must have "Free" and "Unformatted" and "Continuous" space on your HDD ...

i don't think there is another reason for it ... because i am using vista with ubuntu hardy ... and like you , i had preinstalled vista and i freed space from it and installed ubuntu .. and i know it works ... so you must have done something wrong with partitions ...

you better check it again ....

i hope it will work for u

best luck ..

Posted 5 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

wubi works really good for a dual boot

here: http://wubi-installer.org/

Posted 5 years ago
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