View Full Version : [ubuntu] Adding a Windows Partition?

July 12th, 2009, 10:39 PM
I know that when I overwrote Windows with Ubuntu, it gave me the option to make it a separate partition, to dual boot with. I didn't really like Windows at the time, so I said screw it and went 100% Ubuntu. But now, I'm trying to play some Windows games, and while WINE does its best, it just doesn't really cut it for some. I'm a beginner, so it took me quite a few months to get my Ubuntu up and running the way I like it (Preferences and whatnot) So I'd rather not completely format, and then set up Dual Boot afterwards. Is there a way to just add a Windows partition to the existing system the way it offered to do the other way around when loading Ubuntu?

Any help or suggestions is/are massively appreciated.

July 12th, 2009, 11:06 PM
I find these guides useful:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_instal led_first.htm

You can choose the windows version and the order of the installation.

July 12th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Thank you so much. I'm currently backing up my information to an external drive, and then I'll be trying this. Updates to follow.

July 12th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Another way is to use a virtual machine.