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dtbell99 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 03:29:03 BST 2008
The brand new version of Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 has a Windows installer
that basically installs Ubuntu on your windows partition just like it is a
regular Windows application. This is a slower option but will allow you to
install the distro without hurting anything. If you like it then you could
dual boot for better performance.
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:31 PM, Dave Cooley <dcooley at kiva.net> wrote:
> I'd love to tell you that there's "no chance" of losing XP, but
> unfortunately setting up a dual-boot of any two operating systems will
> require a repartitioning of your hard drive, and *ANY* time you mess around
> with an existing disk partition, there's some chance of things going wonky.
> Now, if you're putting Ubuntu on an entirely different (physical) hard
> drive from Windows, you greatly mitigate that. Likewise, if you're simply
> using an unused partition on your existing hard disk (maybe you split it in
> half when you bought it, and never used the other half) your chances of
> partition corruption are similarly mitigated.
> Back up Windows XP before you mess with it. If possible, start from
> scratch (repartition the whole drive, then install XP and Ubuntu in that
> order) and restore your stuff to the new copy of Windows.
> If you can't (or don't want to) do that, back up XP and then defrag it a
> couple of times before you install Ubuntu.
> The repartitioning process is good, and is unlikely to make you lose
> Windows (unless you choose something wrong during the install process), but
> the chances of losing your XP install are most definitely not Zero. Again,
> IMHO the most likely reason to lose XP is to accidentally format the wrong
> thing during the install process.
> It's still a great idea, though. Go for it! Just back your stuff up
> Dave Cooleydcooley at kiva.net
> Nick Westerhausen wrote:
> Dual booting is a great idea. I did it. But, I like Ubuntu so much I
> basically stopped using XP. If you need some help doing it, let me know.
> With a dual boot, the option comes up everytime you start your computer to
> which kernel you want to run. It automatically chooses the most recently
> installed one, however. (ten second timer that aborts on user imput)
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Thomas <sstarchaser08 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don't really know if this is the correct place to e-mail any
> > questions.... I'm thinking of installing your software and dual booting with
> > my Windows XP.... Convince me that there won't be any chance of me losing my
> > XP Operating System...
> > thanks,
> > TOM
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