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Old 01-20-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Exactly how do i set up...


..my hard drive having Windows Xp and say something like xbuntu or Damn small Linux also on it?
Right now im just running Xbuntu on the drive,however i am having a hard time with the wife,as she doesnt have my patience and wants her Xp back...While i want my Linux! And am only using Linux from here on in,she is on her own with Xp..I need my own PC!!..Any rich folks out here feel like donating to the poor???..I sing and sometimes dance ..PLEASE.... lol
PS:Maybe Billy Boy will buy me one for X mas next yr?? YEAH RIGHT!
 
Old 01-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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It would be very easy if you had another HDD for her XP. Do you have one?
 
Old 01-20-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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let your wife have xp on the hard drive.....when you want to run linux insert a live cd....theres lots of good ones you can check out www.distrowatch.com

xp is recent 2001 so most modern live cds should boot it.
if you have 1G of ram....you can load the cd into ram and be faster.

Learn to negotiate with your wife...there are lots of info on why you can be more secure with linux....but ask you if MS has a live cd?
 
Old 01-20-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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xp is recent...
This is not true. It is pure Microsoft propaganda. Windows XP is a legacy OS. Don't buy into their lies!

Also, you could install Xubuntu on a separate partition and GRUB should automatically detect Windows. If not, just set GRUB up.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 02:35 AM   #5
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This is not true. It is pure Microsoft propaganda. Windows XP is a legacy OS. Don't buy into their lies!

Also, you could install Xubuntu on a separate partition and GRUB should automatically detect Windows. If not, just set GRUB up.
Thanks.And how do i set the partition..I am buying a new HD tomorrow,i want XP and xbuntu on it..Please tell me how to do this from the xp CD..or vice versa..
Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:59 AM   #6
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During the XP setup, create a few at least 3 partitions which will be called C(size is up to you and depends on what you want to install), D(around 8gigs will do for a full install) and E(500mb to a gig). Then continue installing XP onto the C drive.

Once that is done, stick in your linux disk and reboot the PC. During the setup, you can then format drive D into /, your root drive for linux and format E as a swap drive. During the installation, it'll detect your XP partition and ask if you want to add it to the boot manager and for the sake of your wife, you might want to set XP as the default boot partition.

Then every time you boot your PC, the boot manager will load up with a list of OS'es to pick from and if none are chosen within about 5 seconds, the default will be booted.

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:16 AM   #7
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Resize your partition, leave an unformatted space on your hd, boot form XP disc and install in that space.
Then configure your boot manager, make ntfs partitions viewable from GNU/Linux and so on.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 08:28 AM   #8
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Is your current drive large enough for both Linux and Windows? If it is install XP first and add Linux.

In case you want to keep your existing Linux installation and have another hard drive:
1. Disconnect Linux drive, connect new drive as first IDE master, install Windows on it.
2. Put back your Linux drive, connect Windows drive as slave, add Windows to GRUB menu.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 03:48 PM   #9
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Is your current drive large enough for both Linux and Windows? If it is install XP first and add Linux.

In case you want to keep your existing Linux installation and have another hard drive:
1. Disconnect Linux drive, connect new drive as first IDE master, install Windows on it.
2. Put back your Linux drive, connect Windows drive as slave, add Windows to GRUB menu.
Thanks for the great help all.
 
  


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