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How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Vista on my laptop but it's getting slower each day, so I decide to install an Ubuntu on my laptop, while for some reason I still need to keep the Vista. Right now I have two ...
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Remove Windows Vista Partition So Ubuntu Fills Entire Hard Drive? [duplicate]

I created a partition for Ubuntu so I could dual-boot Windows Vista with it. However, Windows is no longer necessary and I want Ubuntu to take up the entire hard drive. I was wondering how to safely ...
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Can I remove Windows Vista from my notebook and only install Ubuntu?

I would like to remove Windows Vista from my notebook which is currently running a dual boot Windows Vista + Ubuntu and use Ubuntu as the only OS. The notebook is unstable when running Windows Vista, ...
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Change boot order for Wubi

I've setup Ubuntu via Wubi recently for a friend and he came back with a complaint: On reboots the Windows partition is always selected by default, figured this was just a need to update Grub but ...
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Dual-Boot with Vista?

I want to know how to dual boot my computer with ubuntu 12.04 and windows vista(step by step would be best) and also wanted to know if it would slow down my pc even more than it already is?
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Windows vista shows ISO file as ZIP! [closed]

When I download the ISO file, my system shows the file as a zip file and not as an ISO. I have tried to burn the file as an image to a DVD but my laptop will not bootup from the CD. Setting in the ...
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Triple boot vista xp ubuntu

My partition table is pretty messed up from install/uninstall os and what I want to do now is to clear that and have vista/xp/ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive. I have create a new partition for xp ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Problems burning Ubuntu onto a CD - too big

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a CD, but I'm running into a problem; namely that my CD can only hold 702MB of data, yet the iso itself when I try to burn it becomes 736MB. What am I doing ...
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How to Make Ubuntu look like Windows Vista?

Well for Starters, I do know that this sounds weird to want it to look like vista and not windows 7, but I just don't like how win7 looks, that's just me, you can not change me. I have searched on ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 / Vista 32 with a RAID 0

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 several time using all the informations I could gather on the web. But I still fail to install it, and as my Vista partition contains very important informations I ...
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Formatting C:/ in Windows while ubuntu is installed in D:/

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 through wubi installer in Windows Vista in D:\ a few months ago. I am able to dual boot to anyone OS. But, now I have a problem with the Windows so I want to format my C:\ ...
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WUBI Ubuntu 12.04 boot, No kernel, GNU Grub, nothing works

Yesterday my Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) system was working completely fine. But today when I tried to boot I was brought to a GNU GRUB screen. Typing boot yields no kernel specified or something along those ...
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After installing Ubuntu my screen's frequency is out of range when I boot to Windows

Okay so I have Vista Home Basic 32 bit, and had recently installed Ubuntu 11.10, but I discovered when I tried to boot onto Vista, it said "Out of Range", I know that the message is talking about ...
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How to move my files from Windows Vista to Ubuntu as I have both on my pc and I want to remove vista?

I want to remove Windows Vista from my PC so I want to transfer all my files to Ubuntu, I haven't tried any thing yet, only want to know if there is a quick and easy way of doing it.
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How do I backup (clone) a full hd to a specific partition on a bigger hd?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I am trying to recover files off a failing HD that is 400GB. The drive I am trying to copy to is 500 GB but I have Ubuntu installed on the same drive. See the ...