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Ubuntu Partition I'm about to partition my pc (now running vista), and I'm going to install ubuntu 8.4 What gremlins, ghosts, demons and other problems should i expect?

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Nice to see more people trying out Linux :-)

From your description it sounds like the CD image you downloaded is not bootable. What i would do is scrap that CD and try the following, this is a guide that explains step by step how to take the downloaded .ISO file and burn it to CD, so that the computer can boot from it (known as a bootable CD).

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Thanks for the respone

I have been informed by the VISTAHEAD admin. that vista can not be partitioned by more than 4 parts.
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Now i have only 4 patitions. But didn't know why is this limit?
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