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Old 02-22-2011, 03:24 AM   #1
himanshu goyal
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Smile !Help Me!


Hello Gys,

can any one tell me how i can make my system dual boot ie how can i install Linux with XP on my system.

Thanks
 
Old 02-22-2011, 03:27 AM   #2
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Please use descriptive titles for your post. Just Help Me is not going to draw much attention to your question/problem. Also, for things like this, Google is your best friend as pointed out by corp769.

Kind regards,

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:34 AM   #4
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To add what my buddy Eric said.... We will not tell you how to do anything. We volunteer our off time to come here and help people out with their problems and assist our fellow linux users with issues they are having. Please be courteous and respectful, and ask for help, not asking us to do it for you. Thank you, cheers, and good luck!

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This will help you learn how to ask questions. Good luck once again.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:39 AM   #5
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Hint: With XP already on the system, go and download an Ubuntu Live CD iso. Burn it and boot it, if all looks well, hit the "Install" icon and answer the questions. You'll end up with a dual boot system. Don't like Ubuntu? Look for a different distribution, most will install from a live CD.

You should also spend some time checking out the various posts before asking a question as it has probably been answered already!

Play bonny!
 
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Here are the steps how i Did it.

1. Installed the Windows Xp on 12 GB Partition (Total HDD is 40 Gb)
2 During the installation of Windows Leave the other space as unpartitioned space
3. Install the Ubuntu/Fedora (Preferably with default options)
4. Clone or Image the Windows Installation with clone zilla or other tool 'First', Just in case some thing unusual happen during GNU/Linux installation and you dont have to reinstall or repair windows again.

Hope it helps

Good luck and have Fun with dual booting.

BTW. I was using windows as dual booting for Meta trader 4 software that was only for windows. Now i had installed MT4 on Linux as well with Wine. Works great.

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