View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install XP into partition and be able to dual boot?

April 24th, 2010, 10:35 PM
I would like to install XP to /dev/sda5,sda6 being karmic.
(I may have a dying dvd burner as was unable to install it yesterday but..)
Can somebody please have a look and point me in a safe direction?
I got in a dreadful mess with grub after attempting to upgrade to Lucid,I needed to reinstall anyway,appreciate your experience here greatly.
Will I be able to dual boot or should I just start from scratch?
Thanks heaps(learning,trying)

April 24th, 2010, 10:53 PM
Windows has to be on a primary partition. or sda1 thru sda4. And have the boot flag or active partition in windows.

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April 24th, 2010, 10:53 PM
Windows usually wants to be installed to a primary partition. You have none but sda2, and sda5 is logical. I rather doubt Windows will consent to that.

April 24th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I take that as a "no".
In that case I'll be installing a new dvd rom first.
Windows went thru' the motions,got to the reboot stage to begin installation and stalled,blinking at me.

April 24th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the link!
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