[kwlug-disc] Natty Release & Linux / WinXP coexist

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Fri Apr 22 23:10:54 EDT 2011

My apologies for going over ground that has been covered before but .....

I have acquired a PC (desktop) w/a decent CPU, a decent HDD, 512 mB RAM 
and w/licensed WinXP (that I want to keep available).

I also want Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 sounds good).

Here is the trick: I want a Linux partition to coexist w/the WinXP 
partitions but I do not want to reformat / fdisk / restore.

IIRC There are tools that will allow an in-situ repartition that will do 
the following:
a) add a boot partition that will allow one to choose which OS to boot into
b) add a Linux partition
c) resize the existing WindowsXP partitions - 1 for user image and 1 for 
backup/install image
d) access of WinXP partition from Linux (or vice versa) nice-to-have but 
not necessary

Please confirm / advise.

On 2011-04-22 11:12, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> Ubuntu 11.04: The Natty Narwhal is less than a week away!  We're
> throwing a party at Kwartzlab on Saturday, April 30, from 2pm onwards.
< ... snip ... >

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