Dual boot problems on my notebook

Asked by Akhil on 2008-01-23

Hi I bought a new notebook having Windows Vista. I have managed to remove Vista from the notebook and formated my hard disk. It is 120 GB and have created partition for Ubuntu (about 40 GB) and had it installed and working. The problem comes as soon as I am trying to install Windows XP (as my other prefered OS) on the other partition that is roughly 40 GB and NTFS. Windows comes back with its famous BLUE screen complaining about various things. I have checked them all and none seems to be so threatning to kill the install process in between. Is their any issues as my machine was originally built with Windows Vista and I had it removed and formated. Any help would be appreciated.

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peter b (b1pete) said : #1


Win has to be installed first then ubuntu. Pls take a look at


hope this helps.

peter b

Zagadka77 (zagadka77) said : #2

You can also install Ubuntu first and then WXP, but you then have to reinstall the GRUB bootloader from the Ubuntu live cd (because WXP erases it when you install the new system). It's not at all complicated, if you need help you can freely ask.

But what exactly does this blue screen tell?
For example, I had some problems trying to install WXP in my new pc, because the WXP cd was the original old WXP (not Service Pack 2) and it was not provided with the right drivers for some of the devices in my pc. What kind of hardware do you have (motherboard, hdd, cd/dvd)? Maybe you have a similar problem.

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