Can I boot computer using Linux on XP computer

  poncho 12:15 15 Jan 2008
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I have just downloaded Linux Ubuntu 7.10 and burnt the image onto a cd using my computer that runs with Windows XP service pack 2.Is it possible to run Ubuntu on the same computer without affecting the XP software.

  Crash 12:26 15 Jan 2008

You could partition the hard drive and run Linux on the new partition and then when the pc boots it will ask you what os you want to run.

  stylehurst 14:14 15 Jan 2008

Do you want to install Linux, or just run as a live CD?

  poncho 15:36 15 Jan 2008

Hi stylhurst. I would like to run it as a live cd

  SANTOS7 15:38 15 Jan 2008

click here

This may help,good luck...

  skidzy 15:51 15 Jan 2008

" Is it possible to run Ubuntu on the same computer without affecting the XP software. "

Yes you can.

Though i would recommend running from the live cd till you find your way around Ubuntu.

If you would like a near windows like Linux,try PCLinuxOS 2007.

Some advice here click here

Take note of the thread as there is plenty of advice about how to install Linux if wished.

I currently dual boot with PCLinux on my test computer,it is different but fun also.

  poncho 16:08 15 Jan 2008

Thank you everyone for your advice, I'm going to give it a go and see for myself what Linux is like cheers1

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