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Old 03-02-2008, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I install XP first, (on the same hard drive) Ubuntu has a thing to allow me to dual boot, correct?

Or would it be easier to use two hard drives?
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Default Re: Dual Boot: XP & Ubuntu.

You will have to partition the hard drive. Can not install XP and Ubuntu on the same hard drive. They use different file systems.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not what I asked. I know that. Same hard drive, different partition, or dfifferent hard drives. But if I setup XP first, will Ubuntu automatically notice that so I can set up a dual boot system?
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Default Re: Dual Boot: XP & Ubuntu.

Yes it is. You said nothing of using partitions or anything like that you said using a hard drive. That is why i said you had to use partitions.

But to answer your question now. Yes. GRUB will notice that you have XP installed and allow you to dual boot.
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Default Re: Dual Boot: XP & Ubuntu.

XP must go on first then install ubuntu and drive must be partitioned.
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Default Re: Dual Boot: XP & Ubuntu.

try wubi, it allows ubuntu to be installed and a dual boot to be made but you can uninstall it from the add/remove programs in xp so it is easy to take it off if things don't work out and there is no partitioning needed.

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