installing XP

Gary Kirkpatrick pegngaryubuntu at
Mon Feb 8 02:28:50 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Cybe R. Wizard
<cyber_wizard at> wrote:
> 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
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There is 1 meg on this computer.  Is that enough to run xp in virtual box?

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