dual boot xp and kubuntu

  stephen0205 17:49 08 Mar 2007

Hi there i have decided that after long hard choice of linux os, i want kubuntu 6.10, i ordered the disk and i want to dual boot it with windows xp , so i created a partition whith some software and called the other partition linux, i know its not as easy as a quick install but id like to know how to do it, i have dual booted ubuntu before and i think that it might be the same but i want it to be clear before i reformat my drives. please help, thanks

  ashdav 17:55 08 Mar 2007

best way to prepare for this is:
1.defrag the hardrive.
2.using Disk Management tool in Windows create a partition of the desired size
3.now delete it.
This creates a free space which Kubuntu will automatically detect and install to. It will partition it to suit its own requirements.

  stephen0205 18:42 08 Mar 2007

yes but i want to dual boot, select cp or kubuntu, how will this work , will it have a grub loader

  ashdav 00:08 09 Mar 2007

all the Linux distros will install a dual boot loader (Grub or Lilo) and give you the option when you start up the pc.

  ashdav 00:14 09 Mar 2007

You can add multiple operating systems in this way using the method in my first post above. Creating partitions is easier under XP.
Each time you install a new Linux the boot loader will be updated and added to the options at start up.
I recently had XP,suSe 10.2,Kubuntu,ubuntu and Mandriva all on the same computer as an experiment and it all worked.
Try it.

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