Newby question on Dual Boot with WinXP
tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Oct 12 06:39:02 UTC 2005
Gert Blij wrote:
> I use WinXP SP2 with a 100 GB hard drive partitioned in 4 x 25 GB FAT32
> partitions on a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop. The 4th partition is empty
> and I was hoping to install Ubuntu there in a dual boot set-up with WinXP.
> I found the instructions on how to do this in the Wiki. I followed the
> instructions to the letter, found that Ubuntu wanted different
> information than described in the instructions, took some educated
> guesses, only to find I was way too un-educated and had to re-install
> the laptop from scratch :-(.
> Does anybody know of any detailed and fool proof instructions for
> installing a dual boot Ubuntu for the above configuration?
Ya I guess the wiki instructions are kind of vague, I'll try to improve
them, guess I'll have to do another install though so I can write a play
To help you though, the key is when you get to the part where you have
to pick a partition to format and install, pick the middle choice - not
the easy and not the advanced.
Then you should be able to pick the partition you've already made and
allow Ubuntu to do whatever it wants to it. The important thing to check
before commiting the changes is that your other partitions are listed
This has gotten me through 4 dual boot installs. Please feel free to ask
if you have any more questions.
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