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September 4th, 2009, 10:05 AM
I've recently purchased a Dell 10v. I would like to dual boot Ubuntu NBR and (the already installed) XP. Is that possible without having to reinstall Windows XP? If so, please tell me how. I do not own an external dvdrom, so it is of great importance that Windows XP still works after installing NBR. Right now, I have one partition (of 160 gig).

I understand that this question will have been asked before. I used the search function, but could not find a satisfying answer. If someone has, I'd be very pleased if you copied the url.

September 4th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Hello there,

Normally, during the installation, you will simply be asked the question wether you want ubuntu to take the whole hard disk or simply be installed side-by-side with windows.

Have a nice day,


September 4th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Yes, I know, but won't that "corrupt" XP, make it unbootable?

September 4th, 2009, 11:21 AM
If you carefully follow the instructions, no, it will not corrupt XP. UNR is no different from other ubuntu flavor, and there is a multitude of posts on dual booting on this forum. The only difference is that you will install with a usb-drive rather than a cd