My desktop computer currently accommodates Win XP SP3 and Ubuntu 11.10
(dual boot arrangement). I am using Ubuntu much more frequent as
initially anticipated, in fact I only access Windows to keep the OS and
its application therein updated.
Since my wife has opted installing Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit to her notebook, I
am very inclined replacing Ubuntu 11.10 with a different Linux operating
During the initial Ubuntu installation process I chose to "Install Ubuntu
alongside Windows XP", and let Ubuntu determine its own size(s) of
My total HDD capacity is 74.53 GB and is partitioned as follows:
Windows: 46.76 GB
Ubuntu: 25.77 GB plus 2.00 GB
I would like to reduce the size of partition for windows considerably to
about 15 GB or less thus having more space for the Linux operating system.
To do so, is it possible using any Linux OS Live DVD overwriting Ubuntu
and, during the installation process, manually manipulating the the
partition sizes for the respective OSs (i.e. Win minimum space & Linux