[ubuntu-uk] dual boot

Stuart Bird e_tective at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 28 16:59:09 GMT 2007

Ah, I see. In that case I have to defer to those who have experience of installing Windows post Linux. I have never done it that way round.

It has always been suggested to me that where a dual boot is required then it is far safer to install Windows, then introduce your Linux distribution. As far as I know it can be done, but with an awful lot of grub/lilo configuration, however it can be very easy to trash your whole system. So take care if you attempt it.

Have you considered one of the virtual desktop tools such as "vmware" as an option to dual booting?

Hope you work things out.


----- Original Message ----
From: norman <norman at littletank.org>
To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
Sent: Wednesday, 28 November, 2007 4:30:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] dual boot

> Your computer currently has XP installed as its only operating system
> and that is on an "ide" connected hard drive.

The computer has an SATA drive containing Ubuntu 7.10.
> You also have a CD drive, also connected via an "ide" connection?

> You have an SATA drive that you want to introduce to the machine to
> run Ubuntu from?

No, I want to be able to run windows XP should this ever be needed.


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