[svlug] Formatting to NTFS

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Mon Oct 12 13:56:04 PDT 2009

Hey all,

I got GParted and am looking at some on line docs. Am I 
correct is assuming I can create two partitions with GParted 
to install Vista in one, and the Ubuntu in the other?

But if I do it this way I'm unsure which OS will boot first, 
and if it will use the same loader that allows me to choose 
which I want to use when I do what I have done many times: 
install Windows first, then Ubuntu, and let it boot Ubuntu 
99.9% of the time, and only use Windows when I need to.

The other option seems to be to format it as NTFS, install 
Vista, resize the Vista partition with its own Shrink utility 
and then install Ubuntu.

The latter sounds best, eh?


Paul Zander wrote:
> Skip,
> One more thing.  M$ operating systems do not understand that they are 
> not the entire universe.  You will probably need to get Vista installed 
> and working.  Then expect you will have to re-install Ubuntu (at least 
> partially) so the MBR and bootloader can be configured to allow a selection.
> You might also want to go to an Installfest where folks can give you 
> real time assistance.  There is usually one on the 3rd Saturday of the 
> month.
> "Skip Evans" <skip at bigskypenguin.com> wrote:
>  > I got a new Dell Latitude E6500 which came with Vista on it. When I 
> went to install Ubuntu > there was not enough room left so I tried to 
> resize the partitions, but got them boofed up
> Paul

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