2 OS at one, possible?

March 5, 2011 at 00:55:21
Specs: Windows XP, 2.26GHz/1GB
I'm downloading Ubuntu 10.10 from its site and want to know that if I can run Ubuntu and Windows on same computer. Actually my HardDrive have three partitions, 1st have XP, 2nd one have Windows 7 and I'm trying to have Ubuntu on the 3rd one. So, is this possible to have all my Operating System at one or only one(Ubuntu) will work with all other disabled?

More information about my computer can be fount at skydrive ( https://cid-1b6c00e7b4c723ed.office... )


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#1
March 5, 2011 at 01:07:53
The only way to run more than one OS at once is to install something like VirtualBox and create some virtual machines. Otherwise you can only dual boot - but only one OS at a time.

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#2
March 5, 2011 at 01:47:18

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#3
March 5, 2011 at 06:40:49
I am not saying about running 2 OS at a time. I'm saying, can I have 2 OS at a time? XP and Ubuntu?

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March 5, 2011 at 07:07:15

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#5
March 5, 2011 at 07:47:27
No problem. You can have as many OSs as you like installed. Follow the guides others have linked to or Google "dual boot".

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#6
March 5, 2011 at 15:24:35
Safer ways than dual booting are (in no order)

Live cd's. Boot from the cd and it runs. Ubuntu will do that and many others even if not stated. Almost a standard now.

Live usb flash or usb external. Similar to live usb but faster and easier to allow for saved changes.

Virtual machines. My favorite if the computer supports them. They are safe, fast and almost impossible to bork your xp.

Wubi installs. It is a windows application that should allow you to dual boot your xp and linux. Wubi is on the cd and should start when the cd is inserted while booted to xp. If unhappy one should be able to use uninstall from xp control panel.

I can't view the skydrive, didn't even know about it. Neat trick.

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