For those who've dual booted Ubuntu....

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Phil

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How has everyone gone about dual booting Ubuntu?

Personally I visited the ubuntu site and found https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

This method didn't require any separate partitioning software like others do as it gave options to partition in the setup.
 

Duncan

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I simply shrunk the Volume in Disk management in Windows Vista and chose the "Use largest continuous free space" option inside ubuntu. It took care of the rest  :relaxed:
 

NathaN31

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i used wubi what do you think is better wubi or your way
 

Duncan

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GD31UK link said:
i used wubi what do you think is better wubi or your way
Apparently a wubi install has slightly decreased performance, no hibernate support and some people have had some serious issues with it.
 

NathaN31

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for the moment for me its all good but when you say peformence you mean ubuntu or windows
 
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Phil

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Ubuntu I think. I would still recommend it to people who do not wish to do anything like partitioning though. The live CD is also worth taking a look at if people just want to have a look around the OS without installing anything.
 

gymtonic

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it says on wikipedia that if you use Wubi, it can decrease performance, but it can be counter-acted by defragging the drive on windows
 

SmokeHerb

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Yeah , I'm gonna dual boot Ubuntu with XP once I get my disc in the mail.
I don't wanna download it because of my OCD and I want the disc so I can install it on any computer I wish without going to the site. ( I know pathetic huh? Hahaha )
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gymtonic

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when my dad upgrades the internet (silly download cap)
I'm getting Wubi and installing it
i don't really care whether it decreases performance, i'm just too lazy to do all the partitioning
 

Temperance

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Dosen't the Ubuntu LiveCD have a partitioner inside it? IIRC does all the work for you.
 

Hord

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I got 5 harddrives so i took my data drive and put the data in a data folder on a diffrent hard drive and installed it there, i didnt find many problems installing and removing it was easy... on XP though it was a nightmare to remove the GRUB loader.
 
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