Install winXP 32-bit on 64-bit machine

October 12, 2009 at 07:17:37
Specs: Linux, Ubuntu 9.04
When i recently installed ubuntu, i made a special partition where i want to install Windows XP. I later formatted this partition with NTFS, inserted the windows CD and tried to install. However, after checking my hardware configuration in the beginning, and loading for a long time, - when the installation is about to start, the whole thing crashes. Nothing wrong with the CD, i've used it a million times. So now i wonder: Is it even possible to install an old version of Win XP Pro (32-bit) on a 64-bit machine with 4gb ram? If it is, can it be that windows can't "find" any NTFS partition to install on? I never get to the stage where i can choose partition, it crashes before. When searching online, i can see that people recommend first installing windows, and later, on another partition, install Ubuntu.... I guess i should have done that? Apprechiate any help :)

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October 12, 2009 at 07:25:36
It's got nothing to do with the RAM or the fact that you have a 64-bit just have to know how to do it:

How to dual boot Linux and Windows XP (Linux installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

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October 12, 2009 at 08:12:27
Thanks! I saw that link before, i will have to do it that way. I'm just a bit scared to do all that stuff, since i don't want to destroy any chance to use grub later....

but i guess i'll get someone to help me. :)

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