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How to Resize the Partition?

My laptop has a 300gb hard drive. My Windows partition takes up that whole space and there is no space for any other partition. What is the easiest way to resize the partition? The reason i am doing this is because i want to dual boot with Linux.

NO I do not want to use VMware, or use live CD’s. I want to Dual Boot. But i need to make a partition for it. If i were to use a program like Partition Magic or whatever would it resize the partition even if I am currently on it? Or is there a simple program in linux i could use?

Upgrading XP OEM license to a full version?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with OEM license Microsoft software. For some strange reason, as soon as I log in, I am automatically logged out again. Having researched it on the web, it seems that the userinit.exe file got corrupted and I followed the various suggestions try and resolve it without success:

1. Tried to boot off a ‘Live’ Linux CD;
2. Tried to boot off a full version XP CD, chose ‘repair’ on the recovery console, copied the userinit.exe file over to the System32 folder and restarted, also failed;
3. The Toshiba recovery CD only does a clean install from scratch.

The question is what would happen if I chose option 1 on the XP recovery console “to set up Windows XP now” – would it be a clean install and I’d I loose all my documents and mp3s or would only the OS files be updated and my docs would still be there afterwards?

Thanks

help dual booting ubuntu/vista, cannot install ubuntu for some reason…?

i have vista installed, and I am trying to install linux so i can duel boot vista and Ubuntu. When im using the disk partitioner on the ubuntu live cd, it tells me I don’t have enough space (I clearly do though)
anyone have this problem?

Weird screen when using Ubuntu Linux 8.04?

I’m trying to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 on one of my computers at home. Now, I want to do this because of one particular reason: Windows Vista Home Basic has to be the Worst OS I’ve ever user in my entire life. Don’t get me wrong. I like Microsoft, but let’s just admit that Vista was a complete mistake that should have never happened (especially with Home Basic, which is useless and has nothing that the actual Vista has to offer). Anyways, when I boot the computer with the Live CD I made, Ubuntu starts up and operates everything normally, but I see this constant wierd pattern of smushed up lines that are displayed like a grid. Not only that, but a 1/3 portion of the screen on the right appears on the left, and I have to move my mouse all the way to the right to make it to that portion of the screen. Now, I don’t believe it is the CD. I’ve tested it on my other computers, and they work fine without this problem. This problem doesn’t exist when I run Vista either. What is wrong?
The computer is almost brand new since I never use it. Windows Vista Home Basic. It’s 80GB hard drive has nothing saved on it at all except the Windows system files. The CD worked while I was using Vista, and the drive is capable of the CD-RW I am using. I had in mind that it might be the moniter, or the processor, or even the graphics card. But all of those work fine when using Vista.

Weird screen when using Ubuntu Linux 8.04?

I’m trying to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 on one of my computers at home. Now, I want to do this because of one particular reason: Windows Vista Home Basic has to be the Worst OS I’ve ever user in my entire life. Don’t get me wrong. I like Microsoft, but let’s just admit that Vista was a complete mistake that should have never happened (especially with Home Basic, which is useless and has nothing that the actual Vista has to offer). Anyways, when I boot the computer with the Live CD I made, Ubuntu starts up and operates everything normally, but I see this constant wierd pattern of smushed up lines that are displayed like a grid. Not only that, but a 1/3 portion of the screen on the right appears on the left, and I have to move my mouse all the way to the right to make it to that portion of the screen. Now, I don’t believe it is the CD. I’ve tested it on my other computers, and they work fine without this problem. This problem doesn’t exist when I run Vista either. What is wrong?
The computer is almost brand new since I never use it. Windows Vista Home Basic. It’s 80GB hard drive has nothing saved on it at all except the Windows system files. The CD worked while I was using Vista, and the drive is capable of the CD-RW I am using. I had in mind that it might be the moniter, or the processor, or even the graphics card. But all of those work fine when using Vista.