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Windows 7: dualbooting win7 and ubuntu

06 Nov 2009   #1

windows vista
dualbooting win7 and ubuntu

this is the scenario: i have windows7 installed on a single partition 500 gb hd. i want to install ubuntu as dual boot. (i have done this before but not with win7.) can i go into disk management and reduce the win 7 volume by say 50 gb. format it fat32 and install ubuntu. and still have dual-boot? thanks in advance. i plan on using either ubuntu 9.04 or 9.10.

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06 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You should let Ubuntu create the partitions using ext3 or ext4 file system.. Dual booting with Ubuntu is extremely easy and Im sure you will like it...
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06 Nov 2009   #3

windows vista
dualbooting win7 and ubuntu

thanks i ve done it before, but never when windows was on a single partition. i always prepartitioned the drive and then did the installations.
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06 Nov 2009   #4

7 Ultimate, Debian Squeeze, #! Statler

Assuming your drive has enough free space, yes, you can use Disk Management to shrink it. When I do this, I format with the Ubuntu CD so I can use ext4.

And if I were you, I'd stay away from 9.10.... I went back to 9.04 after about 3 hours.
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You might find this informative.
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