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Old 05-27-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
JujitsuFreak
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Quick questions


So Im going to do a fresh XP install today. I want to run Ubuntu as the other OS. My plan was 25Gb for XP, another 25 GB for Ubuntu and 10 left over for transfers. I read some docs on configuring a dual boot system.. however I couldn't find it clear whether or not I should install XP using the whole 60 Gb's I have from the getgo? Or should I from the start partition XP to 25? OR do I use the full 60, then insall parition magic to sort out the math later?

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Old 05-27-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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Best Practice:

1. boot
2. Ext2/Ext3
3. fat32/ntfs
4. swap

This always works without any problems

There are heaps of docs for doing this...

see here

Cheers

king_nothingzzz

Last edited by king_nothingzzz; 05-27-2005 at 09:59 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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Partition your drive before you install anything.
Then install XP.
Then install Ubuntu. Don't forget a Swap partition.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 09:59 PM   #4
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King, so you're saying 4 partitions?

Craig, got any links on partitioning the boot and swap?

thank you

edit: overlooked the links.. thanks guys
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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Always works like a charm for me

Keep in mind, all partitions have to be primary
 
  


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