Installing Kubuntu on an XP machine

ac "aec$news" at
Mon Feb 26 20:08:00 UTC 2007

in theory yes, however there are -endless- different possibilities of 
initial system, and end objectives, I suspect that people needing 
details will still run into trouble.

Note: if you still have time, at least
1) back up your existing essential data - it *can* get destroyed!
2) advisable to scandisk on windows first
3) also then advisable to defrag windows (I do this twice in succession)

Arthur Dyck wrote:
> I guess my second question still stands:  Could not some of this information 
> be included on the Kubuntu or wiki websites?  Is there anyone on this list 
> that can answer that?
> Arthur
> On Saturday 24 February 2007 22:41, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>> On Saturday 24 February 2007 10:16 pm, Arthur Dyck wrote:
>> > program like GParted to create my disk partitions; others say that the
>> > Kubuntu install disk will do that itself.  Which is correct?
>> The Kubuntu install will let you use QTParted if you have some custom
>> partitioning issue not handled by the defaults.  I think the click the
>> button and go first choice is a default that will shrink Windows and
>> install Kubuntu on one partition on whatever % of the disk you want.  But I
>> haven't fooled with it in a bit, and maybe I partitioned by hand.
>> I did install Kubuntu on an XP box without incident, but I can't remember
>> exactly what I did, and I know a lot about disk partitioning, and exactly
>> what I want to do, which makes things inconsequential to me which might be
>> mind boggling to a newbie.

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