multi operating system- xp, win7 and ubuntu

Asked by Israel Goldenstein

Is it possible to install ubunto after i already have dual boot system with xp and win 7?
If yes, I have a xp on one disk (40GB free), win7 on another disk (15GB free) and have a backup disk with about 50GB free space,
can you recommend if and how to install ubuntu? and which version?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Sure, use the Win7 to resize the NTFS to leave unpartitioned space, you can then install Ubuntu to the unpartitioned space quite happily. Use the version with the apps you like the look of. They are equal but have different default apps. If you are new to the OS then Ubuntu seems to be the one most guides are geared towards but this does NOT make it any better than the others

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Best Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :

Yes, it is possible to have multiboot on your computer.

I would recommend first to defragment the backup disk in Windows (the one with 50 GB free space), and again to backup all important files. When you have done the defragmentation, you can download a partition manager for Windows, maybe Easus partition manager, and shrink the backup disk (the one with 50 GB free space) so you could have about 15 to 20 GB unpartitioned space.

When you have done that you can install Ubuntu on unpartitioned space (you will have to do a manual selection of partition for Ubuntu). Be sure to use unpartitioned space.

When you install Ubuntu, you will have Ubuntu´s Grub menu, where you will be able to select between three operating systems.

I recommend Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, because it is LTS version (Long Term Support).

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Israel Goldenstein (israel-g) said :

Thanks , Mario.

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Israel Goldenstein (israel-g) said :

Thanks also to actionparsnip.