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01-30-2010 02:51 PM
I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on the dm3 because I tried to create a new partition and it didn't let me (it only allowed me to format my hard drive and replace everything with Ubuntu or to manually create a new partition, which I'm not a fan of).
I ended up installing it within Windows; however, I find that many of the features of Ubuntus are disabled (I cannot install Netbeans within Linux, for example, which I need for my college classes). I also need to install Subversion in Ubuntu, but that is blocked as well.
It's easy to get rid of this copy of Ubuntu, but has anyone tried installing Ubuntu by creating a new partition? I need 15-20GB reserved for Ubuntu.
01-31-2010 06:29 AM
you'll have to create ext partition in order to install Karmic in true dual boot configuration..or may use stick to wubi for experimental purpose...
If you have installed Ubuntu 9.10 first, you can install windows 7 using a new ntfs partition. When installation finishes use the Ubuntu Live CD to reconfigure Grub (Boot loader)...make sure you use GRUB2..
Boot off the LiveCD
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
#title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# chainloader +1