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

Darryl O'Neill ldoneill at golden.net
Fri Apr 22 23:30:00 EDT 2011


I have installed earlier Ubuntu on PC's with XP and Ubuntu 
autopartitioned and installed alongside.

You could also try wubi (windows Ubuntu installer)  This installs Ubuntu 
into a large file in NTFS.  But it boots directly into it.

Darryl

John Johnson wrote:
> My apologies for going over ground that has been covered before but .....
>
> 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).
>
> I also want Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 sounds good).
>
> Here is the trick: I want a Linux partition to coexist w/the WinXP 
> partitions but I do not want to reformat / fdisk / restore.
>
> IIRC There are tools that will allow an in-situ repartition that will 
> do the following:
> a) add a boot partition that will allow one to choose which OS to boot 
> into
> b) add a Linux partition
> c) resize the existing WindowsXP partitions - 1 for user image and 1 
> for backup/install image
> d) access of WinXP partition from Linux (or vice versa) nice-to-have 
> but not necessary
>
> Please confirm / advise.
> Thanks
> JohnJ
>
>
> On 2011-04-22 11:12, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>> Ubuntu 11.04: The Natty Narwhal is less than a week away!  We're
>> throwing a party at Kwartzlab on Saturday, April 30, from 2pm onwards.
>>    
> < ... snip ... >
>
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