I put it on my slave drive by selecting the option to use the whole drive (sda1) instead of the master (sda0). That's not a problem in itself, but just be aware, if you later remove Ubuntu, you won't get back into XP, without using your XP disc to write a new MBR. As I don't have an XP disc (the computer is secondhand, with an OEM version of XP) I really don't want to do stuff which irreversibly alters XP. bla bla bla... check over here
br1anstorm 00:53 05 Jan 14 Thanks, LastChip - great wisdom there. Microsoft's intention is to lock you in and they have no interest in providing a boot manager that offers alternatives, unless it's one of their own. The DVD will then load into memory and you'll be able to try it out, albeit very slowly. Now that i upgraded to xp i no longer have it. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dual-Boot-Windows-XP-and-Linux/
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3. Wubi has been discontinued as of Ubuntu 12.04 (it's now 13.10).
I had read about running various distros of Linux in virtual machines. No problem so far. I have been delving further on this, and came across a clip on a well-known video site which sets out How to Dual Boot Windows and Linux the "non-traditional way". Note, not all BIOS's will have the option to boot from a USB stick. Dual Boot Ubuntu Windows Xp You will be presented with a funny picture of a cow."No, because you aren't downloading any packages to the computer, you're just pulling something off the Internet.Easier way:
The process seems straightforward using ImgBurn or similar, but i guess i'll have to cross that bridge when i come to it. Ads by Google 7 answers Comments are Closed Pozzouk June 25, 2014 at 6:34 am I sure hope i have this right but not sure how much help it will be? Oh yeah, and cyrozap is right about 8.10. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/dual-boot-problem-win-xp-pro-and-linux-35541/ Nice roomy HDD.
Cause if it prompts me to choose a drive, I can just install ubuntu on my slave drive.OK, just tried to partition my slave and it broke, now I have a Pclinuxos Also, it is from what I presume you refer to as the "Grub loader" that WinXP appears in the boot list - it is just that since i tried adding that It ended up really messing up my internet connection, but I just reformatted after, I was going to reformat in the first place so this just gave me another reason to. Once this is done, the BIOS will look for whatever you've selected first, but if it doesn't find a CD/DVD in the drive, it will look at whatever you have set
Also let us know if you had it set up to use the Windows bootloader (unlikely, I think) or GRUB to boot your PC. http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/can-fix-boot-problems-dual-boot-system-using-partition-magic-resize-partitions/ So I'm tempted by the idea of trying Ubuntu (or Linux Mint or whatever) without installing. Install Linux Alongside Windows Xp Pozzouk June 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm Hi Guy's thanks for your interest in this matter: I note that you mention running a live disc of Ubuntu?..........I do have Ubuntu available Dual Boot Windows Xp And Linux Mint 17 The CD will be bootable, so you can start your computer with it. ... 3 Step 3: Installing UbuntuOk, so we've burned the image to the CD and set up the
Try Googling "Free ISO Burner" and see what it comes up with. check my blog If you choose to, you ... 5 Step 5: Where to go nowWhen you restart, you will get a boot loader called GRUB. I've tried rebooting 3 times, but still no option to install side by side, I've also tried 2 different CDs.
Also, before it runs the install, I get a black screen with This is because the GRUB files reside in Ubuntu. How To Replace Windows Xp With Linux
Gparted can see the Windows section so I will go see if I can make a screen shot and maybe come back with that. I need to do some more homework on all that. If installing Ubuntu messes up the MBR, that may be a deal-breaker for me. this content is that while it is fine for setting up a dual boot with Linux on systems running on Windows 7 or 8, it doesn't work for Windows XP, because XP doesn't
br1anstorm 22:50 02 Jan 14 Locked I am aiming to install latest version of Ubuntu (v13?) alongside the original Win XP Home OS on the C drive of my ageing desktop Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 7 This would probably work exactly the same on Windows Vista, but I haven't tested it.If you have any questions or problems during the installation, just post a comment.If you have a Also, 8.04 is supported for another year.More CommentsAbout This Instructable 54,603views18favoritesLicense:stargazer418Follow3More by stargazer418:Add instructable to: Contest GroupRelatedDual Booting Windows and Ubuntuby joshwoldstadHow to make any Compact Flash card or Microdrive boot
Kubuntu is a nice distro to try, uses the K Desktop Environment which I prefer to the standard Ubuntu which uses Gnome desktop. The bad news...... Select "Ubuntu" and press enter.
6. Wubi I've lost count of the amount of people that have fallen at the first hurdle!
But this bit about the MBR is a slight worry: It will overwrite your hard drive's MBR. but if i've done that ok very useful.....Thanks. UBCD4Win, maybe you can do it from there chkdsk/r C: http://www.laptoptips.ca/software/corrupted-files/ partition find and mount http://findandmount.com/ Hovsep A June 22, 2014 at 12:02 pm maybe you need to run chkdsk /r http://pseudoblog.net/windows-xp/downloading-xp-pro-boot-disk.html But being logical, one thing bothers me.
Just make sure if it's a 32 bit machine, you get the correct ISO. This is just my opinion. GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader), is the piece of software that takes care of that for you. The MBR issue can be overcome provided you take action before installing any distro.
br1anstorm 17:46 26 Mar 14 I've revived this thread just to note a bit more information on dual booting WinXP (or 7 or 8) with a Linux OS.