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    Question How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Hello everyone!!

    I have got Windows Xp installed on my pc but i want to run Ubuntu also.. Pls. let me know the process.. that how can i dual-boot?

    Friends, I had installed Cent IS 5.5 along with xp but the problem was that the Cent os occupied the whole of my empty space on my hard disk.. Means, i have got a 320 gb hdd.. got a 50 gb partition for Xp and rest for my data..


    Pls. let me know that how can i make a manual partition of say about 30 or 40 gb & install ubuntu on it.. Also, which ubuntu version works better in dual-boot with XP??

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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Install Ubuntu with windows installer.

    When u next restart there will automatically and option whether to boot into ubuntu or xp. If not use this- Download EasyBCD 2.0.2.117 Free - A handy tool for tweaking your system - Softpedia

    and create a boot entry for Ubuntu!
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ishan_kkr View Post
    Hello everyone!!

    I have got Windows Xp installed on my pc but i want to run Ubuntu also.. Pls. let me know the process.. that how can i dual-boot?

    Friends, I had installed Cent IS 5.5 along with xp but the problem was that the Cent os occupied the whole of my empty space on my hard disk.. Means, i have got a 320 gb hdd.. got a 50 gb partition for Xp and rest for my data..


    Pls. let me know that how can i make a manual partition of say about 30 or 40 gb & install ubuntu on it.. Also, which ubuntu version works better in dual-boot with XP??
    a snapshot of your HDD partitions will make it easy for us to suggest the best way to install ubuntu.
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    I am in same dilemma. What should be installed first, Windows or Ubuntu?
    I have Win7.

    @desiibond: Have plenty of partitions and space.
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by gagan007
    I am in same dilemma. What should be installed first, Windows or Ubuntu?
    I have Win7.
    Windows should be installed first because if installed after ubuntu then it rewrites the boot manager thus gaining access to windows only although you can make ubuntu work then also but its full of hassles.

    Quote Originally Posted by ishan_kkr
    I have got Windows Xp installed on my pc but i want to run Ubuntu also.. Pls. let me know the process.. that how can i dual-boot?
    I suggest you to make a separate drive for ubuntu and backup your important data before doing this because one wrong click can lead to data loss.
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Here is what I do:

    1. Install Windows
    2. Install EASEUS Partition Master
    3. Create an NTFS partition (15GB) for Ubuntu
    4. Install Virtual Clone Drive or Daemon Tools
    5. Mount Ubuntu ISO and select "Install inside windows"
    6. Install it in the 15GB partition created in Step 3
    7. Forget about Windows unless work demands that I use it


    Couldn't follow my steps? Here is an alternate tutorial: How to dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    @Krow: whoa...it looks so simple. Will definitely try. BTW this link of yours shows all the steps , looks like I need not worry about anything


    Thanks gameranand


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    I successfully installed Ubuntu following steps suggested by Krow.
    Faced temporary glitch because of my nVidia card, but started in restricted graphics mode and fixed it. Installed Linux after a long gap of 10 years! I am loving it!
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    Happy to help! I'm glad we have another ubuntu user.

    You should install compiz fusion and enable extra effects.
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by gagan007 View Post
    @Krow: whoa...it looks so simple. Will definitely try. BTW this link of yours shows all the steps , looks like I need not worry about anything


    Thanks gameranand


    Edit:

    I successfully installed Ubuntu following steps suggested by Krow.
    Faced temporary glitch because of my nVidia card, but started in restricted graphics mode and fixed it. Installed Linux after a long gap of 10 years! I am loving it!
    congrats. It looks much better, ain't it.

    PS: Given that you have nvidia card, try gnome 3 (live cd is available on their site. looks amazing).
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    ^Will 11.04 have Gnome 3, or is it Unity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krow View Post
    ^Will 11.04 have Gnome 3, or is it Unity?
    it's unity desktop.
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    well, you could do this(worked for me)

    1. install windows
    2. install ubuntu
    3. use miniXP (boot from hiren's bootcd, pm me if you dont understand)
    4. run "/chkdsk /f" from a command line in miniXP
    5. ???
    6. profit!!!
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by
    Couldn't follow my steps? Here is an alternate tutorial: [url=http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2010/11/04/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-10-10-and-windows-7/
    How to dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7[/url]


    Any tutorial for dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows XP?

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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ishan_kkr View Post
    Any tutorial for dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows XP?
    Here's it - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    For more help, search the Ubuntu community, you'll surely get help...the whole documentation's there!
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    The definitive dual-booting guide: Windows 7, Linux, Vista and XP step-by-step

    try this, this is easier for newbs, and not very technical.
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    Default Re: How to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

    if you are open to alternative ideas , please take a look at How to Install Ubuntu 9.10 using VMware in Windows Vista | UnixNewbie.org

    Its like running Ubuntu as an Application in Windows , its the same , only you don;t need no Dual Booting or HDD Partitions.
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    all that is crippled. get a cheap hdd and use it for your "projects"

    i have an old comp just for that.
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