I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as

C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB

I want to get 100 GB from C: drive and want add it to D: So, that I can install Ubuntu in D:, how can I do this without installing windows again.

  • I would just use gparted that is on the ubuntu live cd.
    – Gunnish
    Feb 18, 2013 at 10:17

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1: Download miniTool Partition Wizard
2: Defrag C:\ and D:\ drives
3: Run miniTool wizard
4: Shrink C:\ by 100GB
5: Extend D:\ by adding the new 100gb partition to it
6: Perform quick format for good measure
7: Install Ubuntu

Also, if you just want to explore Ubuntu without messing around with partitions and installs you can simply download Ubuntu live and run it directly off a USB drive.

  • Thanks Campbell,I'll try it before that I've not get your last two lines in answer
    – Mahesh.D
    Feb 16, 2013 at 9:34
  • If you want to run Ubuntu without installing it on the computer, then download Ubuntu live and put it on a USB drive. Go into BIOS and set your USB drive as primary boot device and restart computer. Ubuntu will load up without installing and allow you to mess around with it. Feb 16, 2013 at 9:40
  • means without installing manually I can use Ubuntu still ?
    – Mahesh.D
    Feb 16, 2013 at 9:42
  • Yes. run it without installing it. Feb 16, 2013 at 9:50
  • No, I want to install it,can I install in D-drive without any issues na ?
    – Mahesh.D
    Feb 16, 2013 at 9:56

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