installing XP

jdow jdow at
Sat Feb 13 03:42:14 UTC 2010

From: "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at>
Sent: Sunday, 2010/February/07 08:45

> 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.
>> 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?
>> 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.
> Make a partition for the Windows and force it to use this. 
> Make it around 20 GB so there is room to grow....
> 73 Karl

Better make it closer to 80G to have breathing space and room to keep
your update installs so that you can back them out easier.


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