[SATLUG] Installfest & Vista
Alan L. Lesmerises
alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Thu Sep 6 22:00:51 CDT 2007
There was an article that just came out on PC Magazine's site on installing Ubuntu Linux on a Vista machine:
Add Linux to Your Windows -
And a Linux installation guide to go with the article above -
They imply that the Vista partitioning utility can do the job of resizing an existing partition relatively safely.
Jonathan Hull wrote:
> I recently dual booted a friends laptop running vista. From what I
> heard it is not safe to resize a Vista NTFS partition with any linux
> tool (I hear it doesn't handle NTFS the same as XP) so you are
> supposed to use the built in "shrink" of Vista's disk manager. This
> works, but for me it only shrank it to half the size and would not go
> any less (not sure why), so it's not quite as flexible. What we ended
> up doing instead since it was a new laptop and vista was a fresh
> install was to wipe the drive, install vista on a smaller partition,
> and then install linux in the remaining. It worked, but that might
> something everyone wants to do. Anyone know of a way to shrink vista
> more than half safely?
> On 9/6/07, Jim Wells, President <president at satlug.org> wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> At present, we have about 20 people who have signed up to install Linux on a
>> dual-boot basis on Saturday. Some of them are coming in with Vista on their
>> machines. Does anyone on the list, in or near San Antonio, have any
>> experience dual-booting Linux on a machine already running Vista? I realize
>> there was a thread a day or two ago but we were hoping that someone would be
>> there who has actually done the install themselves.
>> If you have this experience & can come help out Saturday morning, please
>> give us a helping hand. If you can help please e-mail me directly.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jim Wells, President
>> San Antonio Linux Users Group
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