installing XP

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Sun Feb 7 16:09:22 UTC 2010

On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 15:51:44 -0000, Gary Kirkpatrick  
<pegngaryubuntu at> wrote:

> Looks like the wifes laptop is on the way to a major repair so we will
> be sharing for a while.  She insists on using windows.  When I install
> XP it will windows wipe the entire disk, forcing me to reinstall?  Any
> way to save any of my ubuntu settings?  I do not have an external
> drive with me but I do have a CD-DVD rw drive.
There are various possibilities for this.
If the machines suitable you could run XP in a virtual machine.
Shrink your Linux partition, create an NTFS partition and install XP  
there. It may have to be the first partition though, so you would need to  
shrink and move your Linux partition.

To save your settings just save the '.' hidden files in your /home folder.

> Any way to wipe wifes decision making sector and replace parts of it
> with ones I prefer?  Is there a special Linux program for this?
Don’t understand this

> Thanks to all you fabulous people!  I really appreciate this list!
> gary
> sorry about the lack of apostrophes.  Did not want to switch from the
> Spanish keyboard.  Maybe one of you can teach me how to switch back
> and forth more easily than using preferences-keyboard.  But thats for
> another post.


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