[ubuntu-uk] Ending Dual-Boot: XP partiton question

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 20:39:02 UTC 2014

On 13 March 2014 18:55, SuperEngineer <boosys at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also have the original on original disk in remnants of old machine -
> still working - as fail safe backup.  Might even try running from that
> disk in this pooter some day. For now though, it's my safe store.  ;)

Ah! Well, if you don't mind re-copying it, what you can do to
pre-prepare XP for a hardware transplant is to go into Safe mode and
remove the disk controller. Don't let it reboot, just shut down, and
then copy. It should (re-)detect the disk controller on the next boot,
and if it's a new one, it should start up. (But as ever, backup

If you know your new hardware will require a driver for XP to
recognise its disk controller, install that before doing the above.

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