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    Question Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Hi, I am sleepers and I'm from Indonesia. I have face several problem regarding installing dual boot WIN XP with Lubuntu. After following several thread with similar problem as me, it still no success.

    I had an old PC that mainly used for browse internet and standard office work. It had been slow with it task and unresponsive even it used the lightest Windows OS, that is Win XP. So I browse the internet and heard that Lubuntu is great for old PC. My computer specs are :

    Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
    256mb RAM DDR
    80 GB Hardisk.

    The CD-ROM drive is broken, so I had to install Lubuntu with USB disk. After learning how to make USB Lubuntu installer, I eager to install it at my PC. But first, to ensure nothing wrong I formated the PC and re-install Windows XP first. From what I heard, Windows OS must be installed first. Here is the breakdown :

    1. Reinstall Windows XP with USB drive.
    2. Formated 70GB to NTFS for Windows and let the rest unformated.
    3. Install the Windows OS and after it restart without USB to see if nothing wrong with the installation. The PC can reboot and from its hardrive with no problem at all. Restart 3 times to make sure.
    4. Boot the Lubuntu OS from USB drive. Partition it 3 with
    a. /dev/sda1 is Windows, nothing changed though
    b. /dev/sda2 is Lubuntu ROOT with ext4
    c. /dev/sda3 is Lubuntu swap
    d. /dev/sda5 is Lubuntu Home with ext4
    5. When the setup asked where I should install the bootloader, I install it at the /dev/sda (default option)
    6. Installation run without problem, but after it finish it said "The installation is complete, please click restart now button"
    7. I clicked it and wait for half an hour, but it still not restarting. In my screen it said "Waiting for all process to be terminated". After waiting for an hour, patience is lost, I press the power button
    8. After that, the bootloader show its menu with top 2 is lubuntu and number 3 and 4 for memory test.
    9 I picked first option and it load to lubuntu without any problem and LOVE IT !
    10. After that, I reboot the computer and this time choose option 5 to load Windows XP from /dev/sda1
    11. This time it just blank black monitor.

    After that, I tried to boot windows from my USB drive, not from my hardrive. It works and I can get to my Windows Desktop. It seems only want to reboot Windows from my USB Drive, but if I boot it from my Hardisk, it just black blank screen.

    Searching and lurking in the forum, some thread suggest that I run windows recovery console command and run fixmbr and fixboot command. But still no sucess.

    I opened Linux terminal and typed "sudo grub -update", it detected my Windows OS at /dev/sda1, updated it config file, but i still cant boot into Windows from my Hardisk.

    I opened BOOT.INI file from WIndows, and the only OS it boot is Windows.

    Can someone tell me what did I do wrong ? Please don't tell to just install Lubuntu as my PC only OS. Because that not solve the problem and my family still not how great is Lubuntu.

    Any help will be appreciated

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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepers View Post
    Searching and lurking in the forum, some thread suggest that I run windows recovery console command and run fixmbr and fixboot command. But still no sucess.

    I opened Linux terminal and typed "sudo grub -update", it detected my Windows OS at /dev/sda1, updated it config file, but i still cant boot into Windows from my Hardisk.
    after typing the fixmbr command (which you need to put into windows repair console not ubuntu) have you tried botoing the disk? and then if it boots ok do the grub update. it should work.

    make sure the boot order is ok in BIOS.

    also if you can get your hands (even on used) DDR ram stick (preferably a 1GB one) it would be great.

    edit you can also try running bootinfoscript in Lubuntu so people can help you more easily: http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    after typing the fixmbr command (which you need to put into windows repair console not ubuntu) have you tried botoing the disk? and then if it boots ok do the grub update. it should work.

    make sure the boot order is ok in BIOS.

    also if you can get your hands (even on used) DDR ram stick (preferably a 1GB one) it would be great.

    edit you can also try running bootinfoscript in Lubuntu so people can help you more easily: http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
    I will try your suggestion and give you reply after it had done. Thank you.

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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    @Mastablasta

    I had doublechecked the boot priority order at the BIOS. It still point to Hardisk, and the second one is CD-ROM. In my knowledge, this is correct.

    I had redo the fixmbr and fixboot command at WinXP recory console and still cant boot at WIN XP.

    About the RAM, even though it is 256mb it still run flawlessly with Lubuntu. Besides 1GB DDR RAM is about twice the price of 1GB DDR3 RAM even though used. At least, in my country Indonesia

    And the result text are

    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

    => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    for (,msdos2)/boot/grub on this drive.

    sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows XP
    Boot files: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

    sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 11.10
    Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sda3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: swap
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sda4: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:

    sda5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files:

    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sda: 82.0 GB, 81964302336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders, total 160086528 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 63 143,347,994 143,347,932 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2 143,349,760 151,162,879 7,813,120 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 151,162,880 151,912,447 749,568 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda4 151,914,494 160,086,015 8,171,522 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 151,914,496 160,086,015 8,171,520 83 Linux


    "blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/sda1 82F42F5AF42F5029 ntfs
    /dev/sda2 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e ext4
    /dev/sda3 56801764-d8fd-49e9-bb35-191e336deef7 swap
    /dev/sda5 d18074cc-b0df-44a2-bcbf-87b748b283ca ext4

    ================================ Mount points: =================================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/sda2 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    /dev/sda5 /home ext4 (rw,commit=0)


    ================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Boot Loader]
    Timeout=30
    Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
    [Operating Systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =========================== sda2/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
    set have_grubenv=true
    load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
    set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
    save_env saved_entry
    set prev_saved_entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    set boot_once=true
    fi

    function savedefault {
    if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
    fi
    }

    function recordfail {
    set recordfail=1
    if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }

    function load_video {
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
    }

    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=auto
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=en_US
    insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
    set timeout=-1
    else
    set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
    if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
    if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e
    echo 'Loading Linux 3.0.0-12-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e ro recovery nomodeset
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows NT/2000/XP (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 82F42F5AF42F5029
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
    source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =============================== sda2/etc/fstab: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
    UUID=7bd7a546-5413-4893-a57b-f35868cdf94e / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /home was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=d18074cc-b0df-44a2-bcbf-87b748b283ca /home ext4 defaults 0 2
    # swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
    UUID=56801764-d8fd-49e9-bb35-191e336deef7 none swap sw 0 0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

    GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

    = boot/grub/core.img 1
    = boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
    = boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic 2
    = boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic 1
    = initrd.img 2
    = vmlinuz 1

    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

    Unknown BootLoader on sda4

    00000000 8f 5e c2 98 68 af e1 8d b4 44 06 b1 1a 02 45 97 |.^..h....D....E.|
    00000010 41 82 08 b7 bc 96 2f 2d 20 47 7e f6 da 6a 07 13 |A...../- G~..j..|
    00000020 fb c9 ab a1 d4 a9 af 95 f8 b8 ab 47 20 a5 24 05 |...........G .$.|
    00000030 fa e8 9e b2 c2 77 92 e0 bb 21 fe b3 c8 b0 5e 4e |.....w...!....^N|
    00000040 36 85 de 0e 7d 99 bf ea 98 bf ad fc 24 ec d5 15 |6...}.......$...|
    00000050 00 0f 32 53 aa 3e a6 92 36 4f ff 22 7c fd 77 b1 |..2S.>..6O."|.w.|
    00000060 cc dc 20 65 80 77 d5 df 4b b6 c5 ee 9f 40 32 7c |.. e.w..K....@2||
    00000070 81 27 6e 57 c4 aa e5 dd fa e0 8f 61 ba cd de bd |.'nW.......a....|
    00000080 9e b3 8f ab 52 a8 89 a5 c1 34 d8 0c 71 d9 90 ce |....R....4..q...|
    00000090 1c a8 71 15 26 67 da f3 30 ff 74 84 6e ae 8a 35 |..q.&g..0.t.n..5|
    000000a0 05 fe 1d 62 06 3f b3 f6 3b c5 99 6c 55 81 d3 24 |...b.?..;..lU..$|
    000000b0 f3 01 75 c3 49 5f a4 1f ce 66 eb 1e 1d c7 35 ef |..u.I_...f....5.|
    000000c0 62 c5 68 ac 19 73 16 c8 d4 f9 e3 4d fe 91 04 b3 |b.h..s.....M....|
    000000d0 b4 3f 2b 45 fb ca 3a e8 6e 7c 65 51 09 c4 0f d2 |.?+E..:.n|eQ....|
    000000e0 c8 6f 38 a9 7c 45 10 39 8f 6d da e6 6d 28 fa f6 |.o8.|E.9.m..m(..|
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    00000100 f9 9d e4 38 11 81 56 48 d7 cf 22 27 86 ab 91 87 |...8..VH.."'....|
    00000110 47 6f 03 2d 04 5f c6 06 fd e4 47 b6 92 c1 e6 22 |Go.-._....G...."|
    00000120 68 50 5d cf 2d 90 75 1a 84 c6 ca 53 0d 3f 01 e7 |hP].-.u....S.?..|
    00000130 39 04 42 8a d9 bc bf 00 dc e8 be cd be 57 46 7f |9.B..........WF.|
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    00000150 75 87 ba 57 a0 bf 88 15 d5 89 d6 a9 bb b0 04 b0 |u..W............|
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    00000170 a6 e4 30 d4 ac 61 c1 8a c4 1c 2a 35 11 c2 2f c5 |..0..a....*5../.|
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    00000190 cf 99 ba d5 1d ab 87 dd b3 1b 70 21 6a 54 be 95 |..........p!jT..|
    000001a0 d1 f7 e4 d5 1e 37 70 2b 11 f6 b0 97 42 a8 72 42 |.....7p+....B.rB|
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    *
    000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
    00000200


    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

    sdb

    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Boot script looks normal to me. Lubuntu found the XP install so boot files are found ok and script shows they are there.

    Your fixBoot should have fixed any issues with NTFS partition boot sector (PBR or BS).

    When you ran fixMBR that should have you booting directly into Windows. Did that work? Grub can only chain load to a working Windows.

    Often chkdsk can be required after a resize of a NTFS partition. Did you do that. Sometimes you have to run it multiple times as it only fixes one issue on each run.

    If you do run the fixMBR, then you do have to reinstall grub2's boot loader to the MBR.

    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10 - grub2) - talsemgeest
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708
    Reinstall grub2 - Short version & full chroot version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...alling%20GRUB2

    The chkdsk command checks the specified drive and repairs or recovers the drive if the drive requires it. The command also marks any bad sectors and it recovers readable information. Run chkdsk several times, until no more errors are detected.
    chkdsk c: /r
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Windows XP only allows 4 changes to the system before it has to be re installed & verified/registered again with MS.

    This is likely the cause of your blank screen when attempting to boot into Windows XP.

    Only if you have a manufacturers re install disk, do you not have to re register.

    Also, if you don't re register, it will die after 30 days. This was the first Windows to do this, to stop illegal copying.
    Last edited by km3952; April 24th, 2012 at 01:31 PM.

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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    I never had to reinstall XP, but did have to re-register when I swapped motherboards, rest of system was identical, but it know something changed and wanted to check with Microsoft to see if it was ok for me to keep using it.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Sorry for the late response, had been busy.

    @oldfred
    I had done the the fixmbr and fixboot command from the recovery console which i booted from an usb. It still didn't work, and I had done as you suggested to run "chkdsk c: /r" command for 3 times and still no success. The strange thing is I can only boot to windows if I used the Windows Bootloader and boot Windows from my USB. If I used the Grub loader and boot Windows from hardisk, it didn't load. Just black screen with some broken text like "@^#&AS())SU**DAS".

    The XP installer is pre cracked and I don't need to register at all.

    @km3952
    I'm well aware of that, but I don't need to register ever

    I will try to reinstall grub2 loader as oldfred suggested and will notify you all if anything changes

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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    I re-read this a couple of times.

    Why are you installing Windows as a dual boot?

    Why don't you just install Ubuntu, use the entire drive for Ubuntu, and install Windows in Virtualbox inside Ubuntu? That should work.

    Your solution would be to install windows virtually in Virtualbox.

    Lubuntu seems to be working great, so just install Virtualbox:

    Virtualbox is near the bottom of this list to install from PPA:

    http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2012...cise-pangolin/

    If you don't need to have a dual, then don't dual boot and just install Windows inside Ubuntu Virutalbox.

    Hopefully that makes sense?



    Quote Originally Posted by sleepers View Post
    Sorry for the late response, had been busy.

    @oldfred
    I had done the the fixmbr and fixboot command from the recovery console which i booted from an usb. It still didn't work, and I had done as you suggested to run "chkdsk c: /r" command for 3 times and still no success. The strange thing is I can only boot to windows if I used the Windows Bootloader and boot Windows from my USB. If I used the Grub loader and boot Windows from hardisk, it didn't load. Just black screen with some broken text like "@^#&AS())SU**DAS".

    The XP installer is pre cracked and I don't need to register at all.

    @km3952
    I'm well aware of that, but I don't need to register ever

    I will try to reinstall grub2 loader as oldfred suggested and will notify you all if anything changes
    Last edited by techsupport; April 25th, 2012 at 06:55 AM.

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    Re: Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 Pro and Lubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by techsupport View Post
    I re-read this a couple of times.
    Obviously you didnt' start at the beignning.

    256mb RAM DDR

    that preety much throws out any virtualisation out the window....

    it's barely enough to run one OS let alone do any virtualisaiton.
    now thisi was insreased by 2Gb ram then it would indeed be better to have virtualbox install.
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