Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:37 AM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:17 PM
you could have made one,
but hindsight is a pain,
you say you had 4 partitions, my guess is is that they were logical partitions,
it doesn't matter what size disk you have, it will only allow a maximum of 4 logical partitions or 3 logical partitions and one extended partition, where you can create more logical partitions,
so installing ubuntu would have needed a logical partition - but you were maxed out at your 4,
there are a few ways of dual-booting and other ways of having multiple operating systems,
other ways - virtualisation, vmware player, virtualbox and microsoft virtual pc are a few ways and free,
virtualbox is the one i use (as i run linux), i have xp and w2k in a virtual machine,
if you do this with windows then note that microsoft virtual pc does not support linux or unix,
ready made and configured disk images are available for vmware and virtualbox,
dual-booting - my advice would be to install windows first then install ubuntu,
grub should automagically add windows to the boot menu,
the windows bootloader will not recognize there is linux installed if you install ubuntu first,
the downside of this is that if you do not like ubuntu and just delete it through windows then you will be unable to boot as the boot files are on the linux partition,
a repair of your mbr is the only option (apart from a complete install of windows)
there is also wubi, this installs ubuntu as though its a windows program and can be removed via add/remove programs
there is also the double hdd way of dual-booting, installing windows on one drive, linux on another,
making the linux drive first boot drive and editing its boot file to allow booting into windows,
or using you boot options key on your keyboard,
in my view this is one of the safer ways as if you don't like linux then you can just set your windows drive as first boot drive and delete the linux install from windows - or delete the windows install from linux, without being unable to boot into your chosen system,
Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:54 PM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:37 PM
You can install Ubuntu after windows. However it seems that the reverse, Windows after Ubuntu is more difficult, because Microsoft's partitioning system can't manage the partitions of Ubuntu, so you have to free up some space manually, perhaps from Ubuntu.
If you have Windows and you want to install Ubuntu alongside, that's easier, because the Ubuntu CD will detect the windows partition and automatically suggest a solution:
However if you want to add more space in one OS than the suggested solution has given, you can drag and drop the pointer to your needs
You can see here that before (the first toolbar) the entire drive was given to windows, and after (second toolbar) space has been given to ubuntu. I can use that black pointer to adjust the size of partitions.
Shady didn't you get that option? Are you sure you were using 11.04 version?
Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:55 PM
.....back to 4 partitions now.......
why are you installing with 4 partitions ?
maybe you could just delete 1 or 2
Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:52 AM
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