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Default Any guide for step-by-step Ubuntu install on Mini 10/10v with XP/7 ? - 09-08-2009, 06:26 PM

I have never installed Lunix/ Ubuntu and own 32 GB SSD Mini 10.

is there any place for step-by-step Ubunti dual boot install on an XP Mini 10 ?

Would greatly appreciate it
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Default 09-09-2009, 01:55 PM

There shouldn't be anything special about installing a dual boot system on a Mini, except for the lack of an optical drive.

I'd do it like this:

Install Windows first by some means, leaving 4GB or more free. Or if Windows is preinstalled, backup any data, then shrink the Windows partition to free up 4GB or more. I don't think XP can shrink partitions, but Vista/7 or the Ubuntu live installer can.

Then boot up the Ubuntu installer. It should setup the Linux bootloader with the choice of Windows or Ubuntu on boot. One tip: I would avoid creating a swap partition on a small SSD.

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