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Old 08-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Dual-Boot: Ubuntu now, Vista Later?

I'm currently running a Win98/Debian setup. I don't use windows much but would like to upgrade to either XP or vista when it comes out in order to do cross-platform game development/programming and run some windows-only programs i have.

My current hard drive config is messy and i'm looking to repartition everything. My debian system is also getting a bit shaky. I'd like to start over with kubuntu and xp or vista in the future.

The problem is that i don't necessarily want to wait until vista comes out to start changing my system. Can i partition my hard drive now, install kubuntu, then and install vista later when it comes out? I wonder because windows has a habit of over-writing things when it installs. Usually i would recommend installing windows first and linux afterward (you don't have to reinstall the boot loader that way)

Thanks for your advice!
Old 08-27-2006, 09:49 PM   #2
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Why not just run windows as a virtual machine (very common method for cross-platform developers)?

Apart from that, installing vista later would be the same as installing any windows later. There are many threads in this forum about how to install windows after linux soas to dual boot.

It is a matter of doing some rewriting after windows has installed.


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