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Old 05-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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linux with xp


Can anyone tell me how can I install linux in window xp system ??if I install linux then xp system work ??
 
Old 05-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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It depends how you want to do it. Some Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint can be installed as programs inside windows. You can also install virtual software such as VirtualBox and install that in windows and then install a Linux distribution in VirtualBox. Or you could create separate partitions on your hard drive and install Linux there. There are probably thousands of web sites explaining this, dual booting so posting more information on what you want would allow someone to give more specific advice.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LQ.


#1. Review your computer needs. Do you need to dual boot to linux or can you use a VM or usb flash drive install or other?

#2. Backup your data.

#3. Know/Learn how to reload XP and all applications if this fails.

#4. Normally the most easy way to install linux is with windows installed first. Second to that is the reverse of that. Many, many web pages are devoted to how to install linux then windows. We can point out your choices if you tell us which distro you want to try. Also tell us if you can run from a flash drive or is your system supports a virtual machine like Virtualbox.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!
As yancek suggested that there are various ways to install linux, and as jefro suggested you to take the backup of your data, also you must first try out some live CDs of linux which may help you to give better idea about linux OSes.
Well, if you want to learn linux then I will suggest you to completely move on to linux and use it, explore it and you will enjoy.
You can first search on google for installing linux in various methods. It will give you better idea of installing linux.
So, give it a try and if you face any problem then you can put up your question here.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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1. First of all, and most important: create a backup of everything.

2. Make room on the harddisk. Requires at least 1 additional harddisk partition.

3. Install Linux. This will install a bootloader that lets you choose to boot either Windows or Linux.

4. (optional) Enjoy Linux.

5. (optional) Uninstall Windows.

Last edited by bloody; 05-18-2013 at 09:14 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #6
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Oldie but goodie. Look at http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dua...stepbystep.htm

It is better to install Windows first if you can...

Last edited by arochester; 05-18-2013 at 09:17 AM.
 
  


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