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Ensuring Xandros Is Compatible With Windows Vista

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Is Xandros compatible with Windows Vista?


Yes, Xandros can coexist on a system with Window Vista.

However, there are a couple of steps that need to be followed to make this happen.

Unlike with previous versions of Windows, Xandros Desktop can not resize the Windows Vista partition during installation.

You must follow these steps to ensure you do not damage your Windows data.


Prior to installing Xandros OS, users should use Vista's Disk Management tool to re-size the Windows partition:


  1. Boot into Windows Vista

  2. Select Start | Control Panel | System and Maintenance

  3. Click "Create and format hard disk partitions" under the Administrative Tools section

  4. Click Continue

  5. Right click a Windows partition and select Shrink Volume

  6. Follow the prompts to re-size the partition

  7. Reboot the PC with the Xandros Installation CD in the CD drive.

  8. Install Xandros Desktop OS


Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 6:48 am on May 27, 2007

Edit your lilo configuration file to allow vista to boot

open / /ect /ect/lilo.conf rename the file for backup purposes Lilo.bac then added the following files yours will look slighty different. {hint pulling the hard drive locations right off the conf file] eg sdax or hdax

add this to the bottom of the lilo.conf file
other=/dev/sdax [your drive location]

save the file lilo.conf

your vista partician is now accessable


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