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Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Wed Nov 4 12:29:42 UTC 2009

"Noman Salim" <nomansalim at> wrote:
>   I m win xp user I want to install ubuntu in my laptop can u tell me
> how can I install it on my winxp & how can I uninstall.

Ubuntu does not install on WinXP, it installs alongside it. It is an
alternative operating system - the same way WinXP and Win2000 are
different operating systems.

> I downloaded ubuntu 9.10 alternate i386.iso kindly tell me how can I
> install & uninstall it using winxp 

You would use WinXP to burn the ISO to a CD using an ISO burner[0] and
boot from that CD. The installer will rearrange your hard drives to
make space to install Ubuntu on. 
Before installing you can use Ubuntu as-is by just booting from the CD,
but it wont save any settings or files.

Another option, which doesn't involve the ISO file or CD burning, is to
use wubi.

[0] is a good one

Avi Greenbury ;)

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