[ubuntu-uk] dual boot

norman norman at littletank.org
Wed Nov 28 17:49:04 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 17:33 +0000, Sean Miller wrote:
> Is the issue here that Ubuntu is already installed and Windows is not?

It depends on what you mean by installed. One drive has a working copy
of Ubuntu and the other what was a working copy of Windows XP
> If so, it should not be difficult to ditch your current Ubuntu setup
> and re-install, as long as you back up all the volatile directories
> somewhere for later retrieval... these are things like /var, /home
> etc. 
> At which point the simplest way is...
> a. install Windows on master drive
> b. install Linux on slave drive, let it redo MBR for Windows drive
> (ie. dual boot)
> c. restore volatile Ubuntu data (eg. /home directories and installed
> applications) 

 Well worth considering if all else fails.


More information about the ubuntu-uk mailing list