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    Question Install from boot but on same partition

    I now that when I run my PC and insert Ubuntu Live CD/DVD it installs it on the same partition, but how can i do this from boot, because I can't boot Windows XP, I installed Puppy Linux so my PC is usable but I need to access the data from Windoink Iws Partition, which I can do from Puppy. But I want to install a "real" OS like Ubuntu but still be able to access Windows XP Partition data. I think it is not possible to access the data from Ubuntu on a seperate partition so they have to be on the same one if I am right.

    Just if you wanna know why I can't boot XP???? I get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!

    Regards

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    Re: Install from boot but on same partition

    Hi

    I think it is not possible to access the data from Ubuntu on a seperate partition so they have to be on the same one if I am right.
    No. You *can* access data on different partitions and even on different drives using Ubuntu.

    You can install Ubuntu on a separate partition than XP or even a separate drive drive and it will be able to see all the other drives and partitions on your PC.

    It might need a small amount of configuration to set it up but people on this forum can help you out.

    In any case, if you cannot boot into windows XP, i would back up all your data from that partition before installing another OS. You can do this from a Ubuntu LiveCD or from Puppy.

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    Re: Install from boot but on same partition

    Did you have wubi that is inside the windows NTFS partition?

    Boot Info Script courtesy of forum member meierfra
    Page with instructions and download:
    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
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    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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