Ubuntu and WinXP

Tony Ayre localzuk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 15:48:57 UTC 2005

You said: 

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of squareyes
Sent: 25 October 2005 16:30
To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
Subject: Ubuntu and WinXP

Hi all,
yesterday I  formatted a missbehaving win XP drive for a neighbour, and
finally managed to get him to allow me to install Hoary. Both Win XP and
Hoary were working fine when I left.
He does not have Internet connection so I was intending to use Unofficial
5.04 Add-ons cd for the extras he needed. gave him a CD I made up with help
on it.
This afternoon I called in to see how he was going and was told he had
un-installed Hoary, as it caused WinXP to keep on crashing, which was cured
by the un-install.
As I had to format the drive for him in the first place (he had 2 copies of
XP on it)I don't see how he could have removed it and reclaimed the
partition I arranged for Ubuntu,( partitioned with Partition Magic) but
thats a separate story, my question is Is it possible for Ubuntu to
interfere with WinXP or visa versa when it's on a separate partition?
I can't see how it could, partitions were 2 X 20 gig  Any ideas would be
greatfully received.
Could he have a hardware problem?
Thanks in advance.
Take Care


I say:


It isn't possible for Ubuntu to cause issues with windows xp. This sounds
like a knee-jerk 'argh, something new' reaction, followed by a lame excuse.

Tony Ayre

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