partition problems: dual-booting

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Mon Apr 23 09:50:11 UTC 2007

As an alternative to dual booting, you can also try making a virtual windows 
machine inside Linux......this allows Windows to run inside a window on 
Linux.  I would recommend at least 1GB of RAM to ensure this works smoothly.

vmware  (available through package manager) or  VirtualBox (must download and 
install manually)

Instructions for VirtualBox:


On Monday 23 April 2007 04:43:18 am FX Fraipont wrote:
> Wolfgang Schuch wrote:
> > I hade made a partition over the whole disc with the kubuntu 7.04.
> >
> > I would like to install again my windows xp and than the kubuntu 7.04,
> > with dual-booting.
> If you install XP first and then Kubuntu, Kubuntu will ask you what
> partition to install to, and it will nicely provide two grub options:
> boot into Kubuntu or into XP.
> If you install XP after Kubuntu, your box will boot straight into XP,
> and you'll have to reinstall grub and edit it manually, which is less easy.
> fx

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