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Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:14 pm
by AzTweeter
Ok so, I'm trying to repartition my hard drive to run a dual boot with linux and XP. I know that gparted can partition a hard drive without losing any data. The problem is I can only find a linux version of Gparted so should i take my live cd of linux and boot from it, then load up gparted from the cd and do it that way? problem is that GParted is also a liveCD. Any ideas?

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:21 pm
by shaqywacky
You can just boot from Gparted. You can boot from any liveCD.

Just put in Gparted, restart computer, mash F8 or F12 for the boot menu, choose CD drive.

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:29 pm
by sanddbox
Alternatively, you could use wubi. Wubi basically installs Ubuntu for you and allows you to remove it the exact same way you uninstall any other program.

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:43 pm
by AzTweeter
Thanks guys, I'll give Wubi a shot and see how it goes. I'd totally get rid of windows all togther except I have to have it for school (12 years out of school and back in college) Which doesn't make sense since my next class is working with various OS. Oh well, Thanks again guys.

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:05 pm
by Vulpine
You could always just virtualize Windows inside of Linux. It saves you from having to deal with a dual-boot system, and you can use both at once.

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:13 pm
by AzTweeter
Well wubi won't run. When i try to install from the file an error pops up

Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:20 pm
by Vulpine
AzTweeter wrote:Well wubi won't run. When i try to install from the file an error pops up

Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c


Possible solution:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1183856

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:22 pm
by insomaniacal
I personally try to steer people away from WUBI, since although it's in theory a relatively sound idea, there's been weird problems with it, that seem to be WUBI specific.

Rearranging the partitions using Gparted is probably the best way to go.

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:41 pm
by AzTweeter
what's making gparted hard is that when i boot from the cd, and it loads, I can't find anything about resizing partitions so i'm trying to find some walkthroughs now

Re: Partitioning in XP

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:25 pm
by insomaniacal