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I want to install Ubuntu on my Laptop that already has Windows 7 Home Premium. I have the .ISO image of Ubuntu 12.04.1 which I have burned to USB. I have successfully booted using USB drive.

I have gone through some tutorials which tells how to install Ubuntu to new partition. Some of these websites recommend using GParted to shrink partition etc. However, I could not find any icon to GParted on the desktop. I tried "System Setting" link but there also I could not find it.

Could anyone help me understand where is GParted located and how do I run it? Please note that I do not have prior experience in Linux/Ubuntu.

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It is better to shrink Windows with Windows tools and use gparted to create partitions if you want to create in advance. Or you can use installer to create partitions. Reboot Windows after shrink so it can run its chkdsk and repairs to recognize its new size.

You may have the 4 primary partition limit and need to backup and delete one partition. Usually the best one to delete is the vendor tools, but do not delete the hidden 100MB boot or main Windows install.

If you click on the Ubuntu icon at the top of the Launcher on the left side, you can open dash and type in gparted.


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