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  1. I finally got around to getting a new computer. 2.8 GHZ Pentium D Dual Core, 2 GB Ram, 300 GB hard Drive, NVidia GeForce 9800. The problem, however is that I cannot seem to partition my old hard drive. The "Partitioner" informs me that the drive cannot be partitioned. I want to set this up so that it's booting to Xubuntu and XP. Any help with regards to how I might accomplish this?

    1. YukiRaven


      Well, first, what partitioning software are you talking about. The one that comes with Xubuntu? And also, is XP already installed?

      I'm not 100% sure if the partitioning program that ships with (X)Ubuntu can partition NTFS drives since I haven't partitioned one in forever. If it can't, and XP is already installed, you may have to use a separate partitioning tool. I know the GParted/QtParted tool that comes with Knoppix will partition these correctly.

      If you can get it partitioned, just remember the size of the partition you make and you should be able to tell the Xubuntu installed to just simply format it as ext3 and go.

      EDIT: Looks like there's a GParted Live CD as well that's only about 99mb.