Upgrade dual boot system (Win XP / Ubuntu 6.10) to Win XP / Ubuntu 8.04

Asked by Wix on 2008-06-24

With Grubb, my system will allow the booting into either XP or Ubuntu 6.10. After reviewing upgrade information on Ubuntu 8.04, it appears that the best way to install 8.04 is to do a clean install. Am still a newbee at this and want to make sure I follow a valid process to install 8.04. Don't want to loose any XP information.

This is a laptop and have down loaded the alternate version of 8.04. So should I use gparted and clear/remove the current partitions for Ubuntu 6.10? Then insert alternate disk and boot from that disk and proceed with the install? Hopefully Grubb will become active and allow the dual boot on power-up.

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Jensen Somers (jsomers) said : #1

When you insert the Ubuntu CD you will be able to run Ubuntu without installing it. On the desktop there should be an "Install" icon. Click it to start the graphical installer. At some point it will come to the "partitioning" setup where you can select "manual". There you need to specify the current 6.10 installation partition and it will overwrite that one without touching your XP installation.

Jensen Somers (jsomers) said : #2

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