James Bannan03 March 2009, 8:00 PM
Page 4 - Install Vista
So you want to install Linux and Vista on the same drive? This UPDATED dual booting tutorial shows you how to do it even if Vista SP1 scorches your bootloader.
Restart the system with the Vista DVD, and select "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" to commence the installation.
Select your installation language and then "Install now".
When prompted for an installation type, select "Custom" and click Next.
On the "Where do you want to install Windows?" page, there will be an option like "Disk 0 Unallocated Space". This is the space we created with GNOME Partition Editor.
At this point, Vista can't install to this space, so we need to make a new partition and mark it active so that Vista can use it.
Press SHIFT + F10 to launch a command window, then type in DISKPART and press Enter.
Select the active disk by typing in "SELECT DISK 0".
List the partitions by typing in "LIST PARTITION". The newly-created NTFS partition is PARTITION 3.
Select this partition by typing in "SELECT PARTITION 3", and then type in "ACTIVE".
This marks the partition as active. Then type "EXIT" and "EXIT" again to go back to the installation screen. Select the NTFS partition and click Next, and Vista will install.
Once it's done, Vista will boot but there's no sign of Ubuntu, so we need to set up dualbooting.