Re: creating extended partition/ deleting partition on windows 7 netbook



After shrinking the primary windows partition I have 100gb space, But still
no luck with installing ubuntu - it still only permits either erasing
windows altogether or manual install. Still unsure how to create an extended
partition and have the ubuntu installer recognise this. Cant see any
relevant fuction in GParted. Do I need to remove some of the windows
partitions still (in which case I need to back up the recover volume - which
will be tricky as it is about 6 gig and there is no CD/DVD Burner with the
unit - and its not clear how to copy it anyway....)

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 2:09 PM, NoOp <glgxg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 07/30/2010 08:18 PM, Keith Jesse wrote:
I cant work out how to create an extended partition/logical partition in
Windows 7 (Medion Netbook) - such that I can install Ubuntu alongside
Windows (which takes up all 4 partitions). I have searched extensively on
the net - but cant find a simple method for the not too literate to
either:
create the extended partition and upload Ubuntu - or delete such Windows
partitions that are not necessary and then allow Ubuntu to automatically
upload?

Any help appreciated.



Can you not use the built in Disk Management utility
(
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Can-I-repartition-my-hard-disk
)
and resize/shrink the Win7 (C:) partition? Right click and select
'Shrink Volume'. Shrink to allow at least 20Gb for the Ubuntu install
(you can use less, but I'd recommend at least 20Gb if you have
sufficient disk space). I'd also not recommended deleting any existing
partitions.

After shrinking the volume, install Ubuntu & have it install in the free
space.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Lucid#Installing_Ubuntu





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