I have a laptop with winxp already installed on it, and I am considering what is the best strategy to install Ubuntu and dual-boot. I am familiar with the procedure to shrink the winxp partition and install Ubuntu on the second partition (as outlined here, I performed this a few times already). However, I am still not sure about the following problem:
- Can I, over time, shrink the Windows partition and enlarge (leftward) the Ubuntu partition? Will it break grub2?
- If I can resize the Ubuntu partition leftward, then ultimately my goal is to get rid of the winxp partition all together. Will that be possible? Are there any issues that I should expect, like problems with reconfiguring the hdd primary partition or something like that?