Yup, no problem as long as you have some unpartitioned disk space on your hard drive. If not, you can use gparted from a live cd to shrink your windows partition. It might be that you need to defragment (in windows!) your partition first. If this all sound too complicated, getting a second hard drive and installing linux on that is of course also an option.Le 29/06/2009 13:37, Lorenzo Beretta a écrit :Alan Greenberger ha scritto:On 2009-06-28, Zachary Uram <email@example.com> wrote:Hi, I have a 500GB disk which has Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64bit) installed on it. Not sure if that is 1 huge partition or not. I assume it is NTFS. Can someone please tell me exactly what I must do to shrink the Vista install by 50% and install Debian squeeze (64bit AMD) on the 250GB partition that will be freed. Also what do you recommend for swap size (it has 4GB ram) and just have 1 big root partition with everything on it or split 125GB for root / and 125GB for /home partitions. Also how do I setup GRUB to then dual boot Vista and Debian? I've only used LILO as my boot manager in the past? Regards, ZachIt may be safer to let Vista shrink its own partition: In Start/searchbar type Computer Management Computer Management / Storage / Disk Management right click on C: / Shrink Volumequote - that's how I did it on my laptop. As for your other question - "how to partition?" is a faq, with around 1234567 possible answers; as for grub, it detects vista automagically (as "Vista/Longhonrn")Hi, if it can help..I've installed ma debian (on a laptop) alongside vista using 'gparted' on a bootable cd.I didn't need vista to make room.After that i installed ma debian (netinstall squeeze) and indeed, grub detected vista and made my menu.list.b.r.
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