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ok so as you guys kno i just baught a new laptop, and it came with a vista oem on a partition.

and as you kno i plan to install UU (ubuntu ultimate edition) on it .

but want to preserve the vista incase i need it in the future ...

now i kno you could create a install disk out of restore disks under xp, but can you still do that under vista ?

and how ?

or what way is there to install it later after the drive has been fully erased or overwritten ?

thanks a lot , greats, DLSS ...

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Couldn't you use a tool like Partition Magic to resize the partition with Vista on it, and then install UU next to it?

Or do you _want_ to completely wipe the current install?

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Couldn't you use a tool like Partition Magic to resize the partition with Vista on it, and then install UU next to it?

Or do you _want_ to completely wipe the current install?

i'd prefere to completely wipe the drive, seeing as it only has a 80GiB internal HDD wich i plan to have dedicated to only the OS and the progs (will buy a 500GB external drive in 2 months to store other data on ...)
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yes, you can make a total back up of the drive through windows, but i've tried making backups to dvds before on a brand new system (granted it was xp not vista but it should be some what similar), and it took me 12 dvds and it was a fresh hard drive, nothing on it besides what came with it, and its a 160gb drive, of that there was 158 gb free, so i don't see where the 12 dvds worth came from. so unless you want to waste that many dvds and that much time (it took me a couple hours on a high proformance system), id say just partition it and give it as little space as possible, and use the rest for your uu (and, in all honesty, how much of 80 gb are you going to use in 2 months unless you already have a ton of music and pictures you plan on putting on it?)

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