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Old 11-15-2010, 05:27 AM   #1
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dual boot windows xp and Ubuntu 10.10 server


hey guys! Can you please help me how can I install on my machine with windows xp an Ubuntu 10.10 server without losing windows xp..
I can't find some step-by-step procedure on how to set up a dual boot..
thank you in advance for your help!
 
Old 11-15-2010, 05:39 AM   #2
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Curious... Why do you want to load Ubuntu 10.10 Server (Command line administered, No GUI) on a Windows Desktop system?
I've loaded Ubuntu 10.04 Server on a system and Grub lets me choose between my single disk install or alternate RAIDED disk (Hardware) install so...
Get a live CD and use GParted to re-size the XP partition on your hard drive leaving space for your Ubuntu install then do an Install from the live CD and assign the freed up space for Ubuntu. Note the re-sizing can take quite a while depending on the partition size and your processor spec.
Grub is loaded by the Ubuntu install and will identify XP as an alternative OS to boot from.

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Old 11-15-2010, 05:44 AM   #3
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Have you google for it first?

Here it is anyway.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...fter%20Windows

After reading that,if you still have some questions, please ask.

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:02 AM   #4
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If you install Ubuntu, it will ask you if you want to keep XP. After the install, you will have XP as a choice on the boot menu.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:25 AM   #5
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I usually did this partly by using the Windows XP installation program and then the Fedora installer - not sure how this will translate to the Ubuntu installer.

Basically, step for step, I did this - note this is a DESTRUCTIVE approach and you'll loose everything on the machine's HDD! I'm aware this is not what you asked (you want to preserve XP) but it might give you an idea or help you get started, at least conceptually:

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1. Format the machine's HDD and remove all partitions.
2. Boot from XP installation CD.
3. When you are asked to create / select partitions, create 3 - one for Windows XP, one for your Linux installation, and one for Linux Swap.
4. Size the partitions appropriately - e. g. have the Linux Swap partition be at least twice your physical RAM, and the Linux partition itself at least a few GB's.
5. Install Windows XP into one of the "big" partitions.
6. Once it is installed, pop in the Linux install CD.
7. If you can, select a manual partitioning scheme. Fedora has DiskDruid to do this automagically, I've never used it.
8. Select the large partition as your / partition.
9. Select the remaining "small" partition as your swap partition.
10. Format as advised by the Linux install program (the big partition to ext4 and the swap partition to "swap" format.)
11. When asked to install the bootloader (usually GRUB, but maybe lilo in your case) choose the "boot sector on root partition" (or your Ubuntu equivalent.)
12. You should see a screen where you can then choose which operating system will be started by default.
13. Complete the Linux installation and bootloader installation.
What should now happen if you reboot is that a menu will come up after the BIOS and POST (power-on self test) which will allow you to choose to boot Windows or Linux.

Note that if you ever re-install windows after installing Linux, the bootloader option menu will not appear when you reboot the computer. This will be because Windows will have overwritten GRUB / lilo in the bootsector of the HDD. In such a situation you'll need to use your Linux rescue disc, but that is beyond the scope of your question - just take note.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
 
Old 11-15-2010, 08:15 AM   #6
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thanks Soadyheid for telling me that ubuntu 10.10 server has no gui.I will download no the ubuntu 10.04 server. anyways my goal is to install xen on the ubuntu server..any suggestions folks?
 
Old 11-15-2010, 06:49 PM   #7
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.I will download no the ubuntu 10.04 server
You realise that Ubuntu 10.04 has no GUI either... The clue is in the word "Server" i.e. NOT "Desktop" (Which IS the one with the GUI. )
Or have I misunderstood?

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Old 11-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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I already installed the ubuntu server but my problem is at the boot menu I need to put windows xp on the first option because my sisters are using it.. any suggestions? Thanks!
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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I would suggest you to use virtualbox or vmware server and in this way u don't need to do dual boot....
 
Old 11-16-2010, 03:04 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by segieif03 View Post
I already installed the ubuntu server but my problem is at the boot menu I need to put windows xp on the first option because my sisters are using it.. any suggestions? Thanks!
Have a look at this: (it will tell you what to do)
http://www.ehow.com/how_2251661_edit...nu-ubuntu.html


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Old 11-16-2010, 05:51 AM   #11
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Thank you everyone for helping me more powers!
 
  


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