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Old 10-16-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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i would like 2 know if i will have no problen having windows xp SP2 and a Unix plataform on my hard disk? please answer coz i hate windows but the computers of my university have windows and they manage office and i would like to work on mandriva... Thnk
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Hi there, welcome to LQ!

Please do not mark your threads/posts as "Urgent" as this is only likely to make people ignore it. Please click "Edit" and "Go Advanced" and give your thread a more appropriate title, such as "Can I have WinXP and *nix both on my HDD?" and people will be more inclined to help.

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As to your question, the answer is YES -- you can install more than one OS on your hard drive, and dual-boot it if you like. This subject has been covered to a great extent in many many threads here on LQ, and a quick search for the term "dual boot" should provide you much info to get you started.

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Yes you can do this. Install XP first though (not technically a requirement but it makes it easier. Make sure you dont give XP the entire disk (if you already did then you can try resizing...)


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