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Old 09-27-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Problems with double booting


Well, to start out, I've been using ubuntu for a while, (dual booting) but my friend is the one who set it up for me, and I just got a new computer and want to dual boot with it also, but my friend moved to California and can't help me.

The new (used) computer had a blank harddisk in it, so just today I installed ubuntu on to it using a 50 GB partition on a 200 GB harddrive, and would like to know how to set up the dual boot.

I'm thinking that I should make another 50 GB partition for Windows XP but don't know how to do it.

Can you guys help me? I would appreciate it.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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Oh, I forgot, I think I'm supposed to have a FAT32 partition between the two.

I'm using ubuntu 7.04 Feisty

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Old 09-27-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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Its easier to dual-boot it when you install windows first
 
Old 09-27-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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So you want me to uninstall ubuntu and install win. xp, then install ubuntu?
 
Old 09-27-2007, 07:08 PM   #5
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Also, another thing, before, I've been using a hard line for the internet access but I want to use a Linksys wireless card, I've got everything working for a Windows system on another comp, but I whant it on my ubuntu system. But first, I need to get this dual boot thingy working.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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I'm just saying it would be easier to install win xp first because then you won't have to worry about reinstalling grub and all that fun stuff
 
Old 09-27-2007, 08:06 PM   #7
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ok I'll try that and get back to you.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 08:22 PM   #8
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I'm still can't get thing to dual boot(I even tried using two harddrives but it still wouldn't work) it keeps on giving me the message on start-up "Grub Error 18", I've tied just about all of the tutorials and walkthrough's but it just will not work.

I'm using just ubuntu right now because it works fine on it's own, but when I try to double boot that's when things go haywire, I even have to reformat my drive that's specified just for Win. every time(which is a pain in the but because it's a 200GB HD)

I also need to install a Wi-Fi Linksys internet card onto my comp., it works just fine for windows, but ubuntu won't let me install it on it's OS.

I could use some help!

codfreek
 
Old 09-30-2007, 09:01 PM   #9
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Have you tried using ndiswrapper for your wireless card?
post your menu.lst when you have windows installed
 
Old 10-02-2007, 10:55 PM   #10
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Sorry that I'm not getting back
 
  


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