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Old 03-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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How would you: partition a HD so you can install another OS on a PC with Ubuntu?


Would any of you please tell me how you would partition the hard-drive on a desktop computer, which has a pre-installation of Ubuntu? I would like to use a custom version of Windows XP (made by the "NLite OS team").

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I appreciate anyone, who is willing to help us solve this problem by giving us an answer in a step-by-step instructional format.

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Old 03-02-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Personally, I'd just install windows and then reinstall ubuntu afterward. If you don't want to reinstall, I think you'd have to use something like gparted to partition the drive to be able to take windows.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for helping me. I appreciate your kindness. Would you or anyone else please tell me step-by-step instructions about how to completely wipe-out my pre-installation of Ubuntu so I can get Windows XP on my computer?

Afterwards, I would like to re-install Ubuntu, so I can set up the "Dual-Boot" system on my computer (which is a Dell Inspiron 531s with AMD64).

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Old 03-02-2008, 06:53 PM   #4
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You can take care of all that during the windows install. Make your partition/s for windows and install it, leaving however much space you want for ubuntu. Then when you install ubuntu you can partition the remaining space for linux. Everything on there now will be overwritten during the install process of both OSes, so you don't specifically have to wipe it out. The ubuntu installer should allow you to set up your boot loader so you can dual boot both OSes.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for helping me, once again.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #6
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Hi,
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Thanks for helping me, once again.
I would suggest that use bold as it is intended, Makes reading the post rather hard when everything is set to BOLD.

You can boot the M$ WinXP cd and perform the installation. Just allow enough space for the GNU/Linux to be installed when you partition and format for M$ WinXP. Once you do have XP installed then GNU/Linux can be installed. With the Linux install the Lilo/grub should be used to boot the machine. You will have a stanza to select the OS of choice within the boot manager after your install to the MBR.

BTW, You could save your present Linux install if you have the will. You could partition the drive and move the data to the new partition. Better if it was on another drive. Then do the install of XP on the front part of the drive.

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