I've been using XBMC via Windows 7 for some time now, but wish to make the move to XBMCBuntu.
I've been running the Live version with persistence from a USB stick for a while and set up audio etc with the help of this forum, and IMHO I find that video quality is better and the whole thing is smoother with XBMCBuntu (vs Win7!), so now I feel it's time to take the plunge and install XBMCBuntu to my HDD.
This is where I am having problems! I wish to keep the option to boot into Windows 7 so need a dual boot option.
I have gotten to the point during install that gives me 3 options:
1. Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (default option)
2. Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu
3. Something else.
I then am presented with a screen that says Select Drive via a dropdown list - but I can only select 1 drive (which presume is my Windows 7 install drive?) and a title: Allocate drive space by dragging the divider below. However, I cannot drag anything!!!! But it does show a graphic with (in my case):
Files (340.3GB) /dev/sdd1 'ntfs' and Ubuntu /dev/sdd2 'ext4'
Before you can select a new partition size, any previous changes have to be written to disk.
You cannot undo this operation.
Please note that the resize operation may take a long time.
This is where I panic and stop!!
Can anyone please help with this? I don't wish to overwrite Windows 7 and I wish to dual-boot both Ubuntu & Windows 7.