Two operating systems

alex aradsky at
Sun Aug 19 00:11:59 UTC 2007

William Temple wrote:
> I need to have windows XP on my system but would also like to use UBUNTU.
> I made a partition for Ubuntu of 29 gig, 
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You should  supply more far it seems that all you 
have done is make a partition for Ubuntu but did you actually install it?

To do things properly, you should always have MS Windows installed and 
working before trying to install any Linux system.  If you don't do 
this, booting either Windows or any Linux becomes a complicated operation.
The boot system is done from a Linux system so it has to be installed 
after Windows which doesn't have the dual booting that Linux has.

1.  Remove ubuntu if you have already installed it.
2.  Install Windows in the usual way.  It should be in partition C: of 
your hard drive.3.
3.  Install your Linux system (ubuntu, in this case)

The installation of linux after windows creates a dual boot system in 
Linux so you'll be able to boot either one.  This doesn't happen if 
linux is installed first.


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