is this link right for dual boot install on winxp?

Asked by Arikun on 2008-05-22

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed_first.htm

is this page right?
do all i have to do is put in the cd and it will install dualboot and i will still have my xp w/o data loss?
i really want to have it dual boot, cus the live cd just takes forever and is annoying.
any info would really help, thanks!!!!!
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Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) said : #1

Yes, the guide is correct. However, this guide is better suited for your case:
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/switching/index.html

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

hello Arikun,

try this url - it is done by ubuntu

http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Installing_Ubuntu_with_Windows_Dual-Boot

now, it is old - it was done for the Dapper LTS distro which is the one before latest hardy heron - but the principle still applies for the newer distro. if in doubt of any steps as shown I'd recommend coming back to this thread and submit the problem, we'll try to sort it out.

PLEASE, BEFORE installing a new os on a pc that ALREADY HAS an os installed, DO BACKUP YOUR CURRENT os/data - it is an exercise that is always used when the pc hd's must be reconfigured.

hope this answers your query.

peter b

peter b (b1pete) said : #3

just forgot, pls take a look at

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

this one is just a howto - no screencast.

peter b

Arikun (secuono) said : #4

whats the best (free or cheap) backup software out there? thanks

Henning Eggers (henninge) said : #5

Hi Arikun,
you should not change the topic within a question. If the current question (about dual-boot) has been answered, please mark it as solved, giving credit to Nick or Peter.

Open a new question for the backup topic and make the question more specific, like what are you trying to update and where to.

Regards,
Henning

peter b (b1pete) said : #6

@Arikun,

pls take into consideration the last post - that is Henning's - and act accordingly.

re your last post --> since you have win installed and would like to back it up BEFORE installing ubuntu (as I recommended) please address that request/question to microsoft or to a win forum; this site is ubuntu dedicated and we'll answer any question re any topic that concerns ubuntu.

best regards,
peter b

Arikun (secuono) said : #7

wow, chill out people, no need to shove sticks up your asses...