installing XP

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Mon Feb 8 00:47:30 UTC 2010

On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 21:35:00 +0100
Amedee Van Gasse <amedee-ubuntu at> wrote:

> On 07-02-10 16:51, Gary Kirkpatrick 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.

> >
> How about installing VirtualBox, and WinXP as a guest in a virtual 
> machine? After all, your wife is a guest on your computer too! ;-)
that would be my suggestion, too.  First I would add her as a user of
her own in Ubuntu, then set up VirtualBox in /her/ space on Ubuntu.
Make her jump through a couple of hoops.  Maybe she'll get to using
Ubu by itself and you'll have a new convert!

(Just converted /my own/ wife last week)

Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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