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Old 05-07-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question I have windows XP and want to install XUbuntu on a dual boot setup, how do I do it?


do I need grubs? Is getting a dual boot safe for my computer? Please give some detail.

Thanks
 
Old 05-07-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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Free up some space on your HDD, stick the CD in and follow the instructions. The installer will do everything you need it to do including sorting Grub. Why Xubuntu btw? Are you short of resource?
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Assuming that you have all important data backed up, then dual-boot is perfectly safe.

You don't need GRUB (not grubs), but you do need some kind of bootloader. The other choice is LILO, but GRUB is more popular.

The links below might help.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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I suspect from your post that you have little or no experience in dual-booting windows/windows or windows and any other OS. You need to read a little about partitioning and formatting and in addition to backup suggested by pixellany, I would recommend you run Disk Defragmenter if you have been using XP for any length of time.

There is a lot of documentation for ubuntu on-line which I expect would help you with you xubuntu.

This site explains dual-booting and grub, specifically regarding ubuntu.
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/

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Old 05-07-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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I suspect from your post that you have little or no experience in dual-booting windows/windows or windows and any other OS. You need to read a little about partitioning and formatting and in addition to backup suggested by pixellany, I would recommend you run Disk Defragmenter if you have been using XP for any length of time.

There is a lot of documentation for ubuntu on-line which I expect would help you with you xubuntu.

This site explains dual-booting and grub, specifically regarding ubuntu.
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/
 
  


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