Two operating systems
rogmyr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 19:43:15 UTC 2007
I used 2 hard drives hddo and hdd1 being ubuntu . It worked fine for
about 2 weeks. I do not know what happened but both drives had Ubuntu
after that and I lost my XP .
Seems like they don't like one-another LOL . But thats what happened to me .
On 8/18/07, alex <aradsky at ne.rr.com> wrote:
> alex wrote:
> > 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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> 5:43 PM
> > You should supply more information......so 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.
> > alex
> More explanation:
> When a Linux systerm is being installed, it looks around to see what
> other operating systems are already installed and adds them to the boot
> menu that will be created in Linux
> Windows doesn't do this while it is being installed. That's why you have
> to install Windows first. Windows is unaware that there's another
> operating system if Linux is already installed.
> Let's say you're installing 3 different Linux systems after you've
> installed Windows.
> you already have Windows installed, there is no special boot menu.
> when you install Linux #1, Linux #1's boot menu will include
> Windows and Linux #1
> When you install Linux #2, Linux #2's boot menu will include
> Windows, Linux #1, and Linux #2
> When you install Linux #3, Linux #3's boot menu will include
> Windows, Linux #1, Linux #2 and Linux #3.
> The default menu is that of the last Linux that was installed.
> It is possible to copy a boot menu from one Linux system to another, if
> you prefer the style of one the Linux's system boot
> I have 7 different Linux system (three UBUNTUs) installed but use #1's
> Ubuntu boot system. This required copying boot data from the other
> systems to #1's boot menu.
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