View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing windows through Ubuntu (not on a VM but on its own partition...)

August 30th, 2009, 06:59 PM

I have big problems reinstalling Windose on my laptop, the computer shutting down without warning after a few minutes of the installation process. I have been dual booting Ubuntu8.04/WinXP for a year or so and both OS work fine (no unexpected shutdowns whatsoever). I think this could be a problem with my mobo or CPU but I doubt it could be fixed...

So my question is: could I use Ubuntu to install a fresh copy of WinXP its own partition? I am encouraged since WinXP installation process in VirtualBox works like a charm.

Thanks for your help!


HP DV5040us Laptop
Turion 2.2gHz
2 Gb of Ram
Hitachi 80mg 7200rmp
Ati Xpress 200m integrated graphics

August 30th, 2009, 09:53 PM
From what I have seen in the past, the only way to install MS on the HDD is by booting the install disk.