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How to install Ubuntu on my vista based laptop? The copy of vista has ceased to boot, but I would still like to install Ubuntu without overwriting it if possible.

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/Dev/sda3 windows vista loader (screen shot missed it)

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hi i m new to linux ubuntu .i want to install ubuntu 14.04 with windows (dual boot) i have made one partition of 20 gb on my windows 7 to install ubuntu on this partition . After usb boot installation i m confused how to use this partition in "somthing else" step. thank you –  user274875 Apr 27 at 9:04

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0 Back up all your data by booting from a LiveUSB and copy the data (on sda3 under /Users/YourName/ ) you want to preserve to an external HDD or USB flash drive

1 Install with an Ubuntu LiveUSB, following the official Ubuntu install directions

2 In the Installation Type screen of the installation you started in (2) above, choose the first option Install Ubuntu alongside them. Ubuntu's installer will guide you through resizing the partitions; sda3 is the one you should resize to make room for the root and the swap partitions.

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i can only chose, something else? –  newt Dec 20 '13 at 23:40
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- If you want to manually setup your partitioning scheme, , select the Something else option. You will find further advice on the DiskSpace page. i have clicked the link but it is to advanced for my computor skills –  newt Dec 20 '13 at 23:49

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