View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Installation woes

December 18th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Well, I had planned on running WoW in Wine, but got irritated and installed XP SP3. The only way I could install it was change my Bios to IDE from SATA to install. Well, I have XP running fine. WoW runs AWESOME. Now the problem. After the XP install, I wanted to dual-boot XP and Ubuntu 8.10. When I try to install Ubuntu, the partioner does not recognize the XP install at all. It did when I ran Vista but not XP. Does anyone know what could cause this or know of a way to install Ubuntu without wiping out XP? Thanks in advance.

December 18th, 2008, 08:21 PM
You can install the ubuntu inside windows with the wubi installer.

December 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
I know, but XP barely works. It is just for WoW. I want a seperate partition for Ubuntu.

December 18th, 2008, 08:34 PM
If you are using the wubi it works like a seperate partition and it's boot just like a native install.

December 18th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Hmmm. I didn't know that. Lemme try that and I'll get back with you.

December 18th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Just download the wubi installer from http://wubi-installer.org/
by running this installer it download and install the ubuntu automaticaly.

December 18th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Is there a WIki on Wubi? I can't seem to get it to do anything but ask to restart and do what I already can.

December 18th, 2008, 08:55 PM
I think you have to google first before asking such things.use
(Second search result for "ubuntu wubi how to")

December 18th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the link, but Wubi does me no good, because my XP install is a hacked version. I have almost no drivers for anything but audio and wireless. Installing it in Windows isn't what I want to do. Plus, a max of 30 gigs? I have a 160 gig HDD and I really want 50 gis for XP and the rest for Ubuntu, not the other way around.

December 18th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Just make two partiotions one 50 GB for Xp and other for ubuntu.You can use softwares like the partition magic inside windows or gparted inside the linux.