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#1 CROSSBONES

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:15 PM

I have and older notebook/tablet, a Toshiba m200, that's running Ubuntu 9.1. I want to boot the original boot disk and keep the Ubuntu 9.1. How do I go about this? I do have some instructions for this situation with Ubuntu 9.04, but do not know if those instructions are a given. I have read that Xp wants to take over the whole disk. I read that you can accomplish the install, but have to save and reinstall grub.

Why do I want to do this? Because it has the software for the tablet..................and just because. I think that there may be instructions for using the tablet in Ubuntu, also, and I would like to accomplish that also.

Any help is very appreciated. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:56 PM

Read over the instructions in the link below. Looks doable to me.
http://davestechsupport.com/blog/2008/03/2...u-with-gparted/

Just thought I would add to be sure to take the advice at the top seriously. Also, read the comments below the instructions.

Edited by buddy215, 21 March 2010 - 09:05 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

Judging from a very quick skim, the guide buddy has given should be good until you get to grub. To handle rewriting grub, you may want to take a look at this link: http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-restore-grub...ows-xpvistawin7

EDIT: I just read the guide a little more closely, and I noticed that it instructs you to download GParted. This is not necessary if you have an Ubuntu 9.1 CD.

Edited by MadDawg, 21 March 2010 - 09:32 PM.

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#4 CROSSBONES

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:18 AM

Thanks people. If I fail, I will not be wiped out. I'll just load the xp boot disk first and then reload 9.1. I would have blindly done that, but as I suspected there are issues. I have somewhat personalized the ubuntu, but not seriously so. This is a learning experience. I will try this in a few days. I'm working too much and also have 4 computers to finish.

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Edited by CROSSBONES, 23 March 2010 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:22 AM

Judging from a very quick skim, the guide buddy has given should be good until you get to grub. To handle rewriting grub, you may want to take a look at this link: http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-restore-grub...ows-xpvistawin7

EDIT: I just read the guide a little more closely, and I noticed that it instructs you to download GParted. This is not necessary if you have an Ubuntu 9.1 CD.



I have the cd.




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