How to install ubuntu with dual boot on laptop
kevin at teamindecisive.com
Sat Nov 6 05:59:17 UTC 2004
If you have IBM's Recovery utility, definitely it... or Rescue media
utility.. back up your data! Always assume the worst will go wrong, and
whatever you do, don't overwrite the Windows MBR!
Arun Bhanu wrote:
>On 09:52 Sat 06 Nov , prasad at i2r.a-star.edu.sg wrote:
>>I have a IBM Thinkpad T30 laptop running windows XP and with lots of data. Is there a way to safely install ubuntu linux to co-exist with Windows XP so that during boot time, I can choose linux as an option if I want else boot normally with Windows XP ? Is there any step-by-step guide available so that I can safely install ubuntu linux from my downloaded CD image without losing my WIndows partition and data ?
>You will need atleast one extra partition to install Ubuntu. If you
>don't have one, in WinXP you can install PartitionMagic and resize an
>existing partition to make room for an extra partition. Another option
>would be to boot with a Knoppix cd and use QTParted.
>It is also recommended to make a small partition for swap space(virtual
>memory). Formula generally used is 2x size of available memory. For e.g,
>if you have 256MB of memory, create a partition of size 512MB for swap
>Then follow along the installation guide.
>The installation should detect your WinXP installation and add it to the
>boot menu along with Ubuntu.
>If you really care about your data, I recommend you do some backup
>before attempting any of the above. It is pretty safe, but you never
>know what will happen.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ubuntu-users