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Okay, I have vista installed on my raid setup, I'd like to shrink it so I can make a partition for ubuntu. I think I have that right so far. I just shrink it, use the free space to create a partition, and install ubuntu, right?

If I'm right I have like two more questions..
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thats correct but you will need to use some software like partitionmagic to do it
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k, well vista comes with 2 ways of shrinking drives but it doesn't shrink enough. Does anyone know if ubuntu can create a partition out of that free space?

Also, I've heard partition magic has problems with vista, know any others?
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http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

burn to cd and use.. works great for me
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Yes in Ubuntu setup just tell it to use free space and it will create 2 partitions, 1 for filesystem and 1 for swap.
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