My regular WinXp Sp2 system is runing on disk C which has just one partition. I have a spare drive (M) that I currently use for backups. Assuming that I can get a copy of Ubuntu, can I install it to this other drive (without impacting my WinXp system of course)and then have the option of booting up from either? Sounds straightforward, but I'd like your opinions first before I risk destroying my perfectly good system just so that I can see what Ubuntu looks like. Thanks.
When I install Ubuntu will I get the option to install to a drive of my choice? At the end of the installation it presumably makes itself bootable. Does that mean that whenever I boot my pc I will always have to choose which OS to run? Is this boot information on my C drive? If so is there a way of avoiding this, that is I want my pc to load winxp by default unless I tell it otherwise.
Sorry for such basic questions. Wish I had a test pc so I could experiment with these things.
Thanks to you both for your replies. I have now discovered the Ubuntu forum (maybe I should looked for it earlier) e.g. click here and there appear to be many posts regarding this topic. So hopefully all will be explained there. Thanks again for yur time
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