28817Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Dual boot Vista/Ubuntu on Precision M4300
- Sep 17, 2007On 9/16/07, Christoph Eckert <ce@...> wrote:
> Hi all,Please see
> I plan the purchase of a Precision M4300. While the main OS still will
> be Linux, I plan to keep the Vista installation on the device.
> I plan to boot into Vista and to repartition the drive with the built in
> Vista tool. But what I've seen in the internet, it eventually does not
> allow to shrink the c: partition to a size I want it to.
> Thus my question: if I have to partition the device with other tools,
> I'll surely need to reinstall Vista. Will this be possible with the CDs
> provided by Dell? Will Vista registration be a problem after
> reinstalling? Will I need to reinstall all drivers under Vista or are
> those already included in the Dell disk image?
> Sometimes I heard that it was not possible to boot Vista using GRUB but
> also heard success stories.
> Dell provides Ubuntu installation discs. Should I prefer those over
> plain Ubuntu discs?
> Any experiences?
> Thanks a bunch & best regards,
linux user No.205042
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