Can my computer support two OS's?

Chris Jones jonesc at
Thu Apr 30 15:33:03 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Tab Gilbert <tabbox at> wrote:
>>> The Ubuntu installer explicitly supports this configuration: it can
>>> shrink your XP system to make room for Ubuntu.
>> The partition manger has become very user friendly.  Run the live CD and
>> make sure everything works like it should and play with the install a little
>> bit.  It is a quick seven step process to install and you can always quit at
>> the last step until you feel comfortable doing the final step.  Decide how
>> much room to give each operating system. Google around a little bit, use
>> some common sense and everything will be fine.
> And before you install -  back up anything important, just in case :)

The latest Ubuntu release include a new installation option that I find 
very very nice. It give the option to install Ubuntu into a folder on 
your windows system, without the need to repartition the drive. Note you 
still have to choose which OS to boot into when you turn your machine on 
(and Ubuntu is still running natively, not a VM or anything).


for details.

Just boot your machine up (windows) and still in your ubuntu CD. This 
should autorun the program and just follow the instructions from there 
on. Very very easy.


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