Dual booting Win XP and Ubuntu

Thomas Beckett thomas.beckett at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 22:18:06 UTC 2006

On 1/31/06, Phil Cooper <sendphilmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks;
> I have a HP Pavillion zd8000 laptop that I use as my main "desktop" and I
> would like to be able to use it with Ubuntu, but also keep a WinXP install
> available for playing games. Is it easy to do this without losing my current
> XP install?
> Does the Ubuntu install process have the ability to configure dual booting?
> I remember reading back in the mists of time that XP didn't like sharing
> with other operating systems.
> Thanks for any pointers;
>  - Phil.

Whilst I didnt notice your specific model, you might want to check:
and see if any of the HP laptops have similar hardware to your own. If
it is stated as working and your hardware isnt too different then all
should be well. Also, the hardware support has increased so much
recently that so long as you back up the files you need from your
Windows partitions, you might want to just try it and see...


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