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Tue Apr 29 03:48:11 BST 2008
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On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:29 PM, David Bell <dtbell99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> > Tom-
> > 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
> > first.
> > 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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