Dual Boot With Windows XP

Asked by Linux User on 2010-03-06

I am Trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 With Xp Still on the hard drive, but the installer wont let me dual boot with Xp Still in it i tried all of my partitions and one of them(37 GB) says that the free space is unknown. is their a solution to this problem or do i have to reformat

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Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #1

The steps would be so tedious and long to type so we might as well maximize the use of Ubuntu's community help pages. Here, try reading this link for informations regarding the dual booting of Ubuntu with Windows already installed:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot#Install%20Ubuntu%20after%20Windows

HTH.

Tom (tom6) said : #2

Hi :)

Please boot into a LiveCd session
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

and try the command

sudo fdisk -l

where " -l" is a lower-case " -L". Giving us the output might be helpful. Also it would help to know what your cpu speed is and how much ram your machine has. Don't worry if you can't tell us all those things, just some or an approximation would be a help. The main thing is finding out if the LiveCd session works at all

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

Linux User (wyattsunkel) said : #4

If you mean the partitions on i made on the installer then none, if by before hand then 3

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