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Okay. I want to install Ubuntu on my comp. I already have 3 partitions: 1 4GB FAT32, 1 50GB NTFS and 1 56GB FAT32. I have windows installed on the NTFS. I want to keep all my data(the NTFS is mostly empty, and the FAT32 is mostly full). What steps do I need to take to repartition my HDD, and how to setup a bootloader so i can ahve a dualboot?
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If you only have ~50GB available for an OS dual booting is gonna stretch that to the limit. If I had to choose tho I would cut the NTFS in half and give half to linux. There is a linux partitioning FAQ that can help you on how to divide it up
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If you only have ~50GB available for an OS dual booting is gonna stretch that to the limit. If I had to choose tho I would cut the NTFS in half and give half to linux. There is a linux partitioning FAQ that can help you on how to divide it up
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okay, now how would i go about getting a boot laoder to work?
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Ubuntu installs GRUB which will handle any OS and automatically detect your windows install
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Ubuntu installs GRUB which will handle any OS and automatically detect your windows install
It also looks almost like the Windows boot loader.
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woot, cheers,. i'll install when school's out, so i dont pwn any project's that i have to finsh
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