How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

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  1. ishan_kkr

    ishan_kkr Member

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    Hello everyone!!

    I have got Windows Xp installed on my pc but i want to run Ubuntu also.. Pls. let me know the process.. that how can i dual-boot?

    Friends, I had installed Cent IS 5.5 along with xp but the problem was that the Cent os occupied the whole of my empty space on my hard disk.. Means, i have got a 320 gb hdd.. got a 50 gb partition for Xp and rest for my data..


    Pls. let me know that how can i make a manual partition of say about 30 or 40 gb & install ubuntu on it.. Also, which ubuntu version works better in dual-boot with XP??
     
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  3. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    a snapshot of your HDD partitions will make it easy for us to suggest the best way to install ubuntu.
     
  4. gagan007

    gagan007 Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!

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    I am in same dilemma. What should be installed first, Windows or Ubuntu?
    I have Win7.

    @desiibond: Have plenty of partitions and space.
     
  5. gameranand

    gameranand Living to Play

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    Windows should be installed first because if installed after ubuntu then it rewrites the boot manager thus gaining access to windows only although you can make ubuntu work then also but its full of hassles.

    I suggest you to make a separate drive for ubuntu and backup your important data before doing this because one wrong click can lead to data loss.
     
  6. Krow

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    Here is what I do:

    1. Install Windows
    2. Install EASEUS Partition Master
    3. Create an NTFS partition (15GB) for Ubuntu
    4. Install Virtual Clone Drive or Daemon Tools
    5. Mount Ubuntu ISO and select "Install inside windows"
    6. Install it in the 15GB partition created in Step 3
    7. Forget about Windows unless work demands that I use it

    Couldn't follow my steps? Here is an alternate tutorial: How to dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7
     
  7. gagan007

    gagan007 Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!

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    @Krow: whoa...it looks so simple. Will definitely try. BTW this link of yours shows all the steps :p, looks like I need not worry about anything :D


    Thanks gameranand


    Edit:

    I successfully installed Ubuntu following steps suggested by Krow.
    Faced temporary glitch because of my nVidia card, but started in restricted graphics mode and fixed it. Installed Linux after a long gap of 10 years! I am loving it!
     
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    Happy to help! :) I'm glad we have another ubuntu user.

    You should install compiz fusion and enable extra effects. :)
     
  9. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    congrats. It looks much better, ain't it.

    PS: Given that you have nvidia card, try gnome 3 (live cd is available on their site. looks amazing).
     
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    ^Will 11.04 have Gnome 3, or is it Unity?
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    it's unity desktop.
     
  12. doomgiver

    doomgiver I play RIFT

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    well, you could do this(worked for me)

    1. install windows
    2. install ubuntu
    3. use miniXP (boot from hiren's bootcd, pm me if you dont understand)
    4. run "/chkdsk /f" from a command line in miniXP
    5. ???
    6. profit!!!
     
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    Any tutorial for dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows XP?
     
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    nisargshah95 Your Ad here

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  15. doomgiver

    doomgiver I play RIFT

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  17. doomgiver

    doomgiver I play RIFT

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    all that is crippled. get a cheap hdd and use it for your "projects"

    i have an old comp just for that.
     

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