Install unbuntu on 2nd hd & winxp on 1st hd

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April 14, 2011 at 16:55:15
Specs: Windows XP/sp3, 3.00ghz/2gb ram
I want to install ubuntu on 2nd hd.First hd already has xp on it.Want a dualboot system.The 2nd hd is clean.The 1st hd is 500gb with xp on it.The 2nd is a 160gb clean hd.How do I make this work? Can you guy's help? DavidZ/zpook59 Thanx P.S. I have a desktop version of ubuntu 10.10 Mercat Maverick from canonical.

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#1
April 14, 2011 at 17:13:10
There are a number or ways to do that. Personally I'd use a virtual machine instead of a dual boot.

One way is to change boot order in bios. Set the second drive to boot first. On newer systems the ubuntu would then install to the second disk and not affect the first disk.
I do that usually.

Another way is to leave bios the way it is and use the installer. Then your xp boot loader would be replaced by grub, hopefully it will work.

Another way is to use wubi to install and maybe later un-install ubuntu.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
April 14, 2011 at 17:49:07
as suggest by Jefro use wubi to install ubuntu on the 2nd hard disk from within XP OS. You can do that by double clicking on the Ubuntu CD.When its loaded copy wubi and wubi.mbr from 1st hard drive to 2nd drives C:.

Now open boot.ini from 1st hard drive, add another line similer to below

multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"

When you boot you will see 2 options.Select UBUNTU.Hopefully it should work

Subhash Chandra.


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#3
April 15, 2011 at 09:08:33
I'll try the Windows virtual machine first.See how that works. Thanx guy's, I appreciate your info. DavidZ/zpook59

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#4
April 15, 2011 at 13:02:09
You should find that it is much safer and easier to use a VM.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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