09-19-2008 10:47 AM
i bought a brand new think pad t61 and now i want to run ubuntu and winxp on it in dual boot modus
does it matter how i arrange the partitions? (first ubuntu then xp or the other way round??)
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09-19-2008 12:06 PM
i think your question belongs to linux section of our forum.
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09-19-2008 06:06 PM
you may have to resize your partitions in order to install ubuntu..but the safer bet would be to install it on the ntfs partition as a image itself(if you want to use ubuntu 8.04) its much safer and does not require tinkering with your HDD....this could be the best method follow the two links below they explain what will work out of the box and what have to be done to configure devices in order to make them run
the below given link helps you in understanding how to install ubuntu 8.04 on an NTFS partition
09-21-2008 09:26 AM
thanks for your quick answers!!
i have used openSUSE for a long time on my desktop and i thought about trying out ubuntu now....it hasen't pleased me
so i'm back on suse.
the thing is, that i'm using linux most of the time and therefore i do not want to virtualize it from windows..
on the other hand i'm not that familiar with virtualization and therefore i do not want to virtualize windows out of linux
so basicly i think there is no way for me around the dual-boot mode and i have to shrink the huge per-installed windows partition. my question now is whether it is wiser to leaf it in front of the hard disk although i do not use it that often or put the linux partion in the front and move the windows partition behind it??
furthermore i do not know exactly what impacts this shrinking has and i do not feel comfortable while doing it
for sure it would be best to install a new windows on a smaller partition, but i do not have any cds to do that, just the image comming from lenovo...
hope for helpfull post soon
09-21-2008 01:32 PM
Here is a screenshot of my R61's hard drive according to GParted.
I have a separate Home partition with my Linux install. Normally most people only use 1 partition for a linux install. Here is the layout:
sda1= Restore partition
sda2= Windows Vista Preload
sda3=Extended partition that encloses all the remaining partitions.
sda6= Linux Swap
sda7= Linux install
sda8= Linux Home
sda9= Extra EXT3 partition for third Linux installation. (currently used for Linux only storage)
sda5= FAT32 Storage partition readable and writable by both Linux and Windows.
09-21-2008 04:42 PM
So in other words, I took the stock partition layout and resized the Vista partition. Then I created an extended partition to put my Linux and storage partitions into.
I have full access to the recovery partition, Vista and Linux through the Linux bootloader (Grub).