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Thread: Dual boot w/ 9.04 and XP Pro

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    Dual boot w/ 9.04 and XP Pro

    Hello,

    I have 1 laptop that was running 8.04 and I successfully up-graded it to 9.04 with no problems. However I have another laptop that is running XP Pro and I want to install 9.04 and set it up as a dual boot. Right now this system has 1 hard drive with 1 NTFS partition for XP Pro.

    I've downloaded 9.04, burned to CD and when I boot to the CD the install looks ok until I get to the partition manager. At that point I tell it I want to have the choice of OS at boot up, and the partition manager shows me 1 small fat32 partition, a large NTFS partition for XP, and a partition for Ubuntu at the end. I accept these default settings and go to the next step, and then it gives me an error and says I must go back to the partition manager. Then I'm stuck in this loop. I've tried the install on other machines where I just give Ubuntu the entire drive and it works fine. I'm not sure why the partition manger is giving me problems now. Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Brian

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    Join Date
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    Question Re: Dual boot w/ 9.04 and XP Pro

    I found this post:

    http://bit.ly/gxT4w

    I'm going to try that, but beyond this work around, why doesn't the partition manager let me do this manually without using a third system like partition magic?

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