[ubuntu-uk] would you believe it

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Thu Nov 29 14:15:58 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 13:39 +0000, norman wrote:
> > What I suggest is to install windows xp, wipe the hard drive( are you
> > installing to the satat drive? If so you need the driver for the sata
> > device.) and start all over again. After xp works setup the dual boot.
> I am sorry Daniel but I am not quite sure what you mean. Yes I am
> installing to the SATA drive on which I have Ubuntu installed. My idea
> is that the Windows installation process will remove Ubuntu when it
> formats the drive and then continue to install XP. After that I would
> hope to install Ubuntu and thus get a dual boot system. I fail to see
> what you mean by a driver for the SATA device.
> My problem is that the XP process starts as it should do but stops part
> the way through and will not restart.  
> Norman
You shouldn't need a SATA driver (but sometimes you do) when you install
windows. If you are using something like Silicon Image as a SATA RAID
controller (even if you are not using RAID) then you will need a driver.
In theory however, Windows wouldn't even detect the HDD in the first
place when installing so i wouldn't worry about that. 

What does happen with windows install is that they have included a an
ingenious function called "PullOutHAIR" which makes it so that the
install only works when a randomly generated number matches another.

Okay ill stop rambling... my suggestion is to use the Ubuntu live CD and
partition your hard-drive accordingly, and format all the partitions.
but don't install Ubuntu. I would also suggest making a 200MB /boot
partition at the beginning of the HDD. Then install Windows, check that
it works, then install Ubuntu. 

I have done this on quite a few occasions... normally (touch wood) it

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