Dual boot Ubuntu and Vista
Many Linux enthusiasts want to install Ubuntu to learn about it, but don’t know how to install it safely on their Windows Vista machines. Here’s how you do it.
Most manufacturers ship their desktops and laptops with Windows Vista pre-installed. Trying out a new OS on such computers while ensuring that Windows remains safe requires the existing partition of the hard drive to be resized. Most advanced computer users manage to do all of this with ease, but what about the rest who are new to the process?
Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to resize your hard drive partition on which Windows Vista is installed, and set up dual-booting options as well. All you need is a bootable Ubuntu installation DVD (the latest version,
Let’s get ready for the installation. First, right-click on ‘My Computer’ in Windows Vista and click ‘Manage’. Now follow the steps below to get started with Ubuntu on your machine.
article source : Chip magazine..