[kwlug-disc] Natty Release & Linux / WinXP coexist

Kyle Spaans 3lucid at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 23:20:30 EDT 2011


2011/4/22 John Johnson <jvj at golden.net>:
> I have acquired a PC (desktop) w/a decent CPU, a decent HDD, 512 mB RAM and
> w/licensed WinXP (that I want to keep available).

Off topic: First I would quadruple that amount of RAM. :P And while
you're at it, might as well pick up a second hard drive -- this
forgoes all of the partitioning troubles.

If that can't happen, then as far as I know:
1) Ubuntu's installer combined with grub is good at recognizing
Windows partitions and adding them to grub's menu.
2) NTFS support in Linux is better than Ext2/3 support in Windows.
(But, Ext2/3 exists for XP (or older, only) and works as well as you
need it to.)



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