Ubuntu Dual boot with XP
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:54 AM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:49 AM
**Backup your data before proceeding**
Here is a decent How-To with photos:
Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:59 AM
Edited by Pawanhammers, 08 April 2010 - 10:00 AM.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:19 AM
What options do you see when you get to the boot menu in your BIOS?
Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:25 AM
2. Hard Disk Drive C
3. Intergrated NIC
4. System Setup
5. IDE Drive Diagnostics
6. Boot to utility partition
Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:48 AM
Use the correct keys to scroll through the fields.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:02 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:15 PM
If I did do dual boot with the second one, would it work ? and would you recommend doing it on there?
Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:24 PM
Dual-booting on 40 GB won't give you much space. Maybe try installing Ubuntu on one of the separate hard disks of your first computer?
Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:29 PM
I think that'll be the best solution. I think i'm going to install it on the 150GB hard disk!
Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:42 PM
Sounds good. I'd like to reiterate what DaffyKantReed said and make sure you back up your files. Of course, having a backup of files is never a bad thing even if you aren't making serious changes.
If the disk is clean then you can just install Ubuntu straight onto the hard drive. If it already has data or an OS installed, you're going to need to take a few more steps.
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:57 AM
Edited by Pawanhammers, 09 April 2010 - 05:42 AM.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:02 AM
You can easily install both Ubuntu and Windows XP on a 40GB hard drive. You will not be able to install huge numbers of games, etc, but for the most common tasks, 40GB will work.
[email protected]:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 50G 7.0G 41G 15% /
udev 500M 300K 499M 1% /dev
none 500M 236K 499M 1% /dev/shm
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