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brobanmanx
January 16th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Can anyone tell me how to install ubuntu 10.4.1 with windows xp pro sp3 so that its a dual-boot? (can choose which one i want to use at boot). Thanks.



I tried installing with wubi and i kept getting this error message "Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c" Over and over. Then when it finally dissapeared (As in a kept pressing continue) i decided to cancel it cause i knew something was wrong. Either way the first time i installed it, reboot, nothing really happened. Just booted normally using windows xp.


Computer specs: Windows Xp pro sp3, Intel core2 duo e6400, 3gb ram, nvidia geforce 7300 le, two 250gb hard drives, asus basswood motherboard. **Doesnt get any worse then this :)**

Rubi1200
January 16th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums :)

As far as the failed Wubi install is concerned, it sounds as if either the image was corrupt or you needed to put the wubi.exe file and the downloaded ISO image in the same folder.

For a dual-boot install, see the following links:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/Windows
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall

Before you start, however, I suggest you do the following:

1. post the specifications for the computer

2. download the ubuntu iso: http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/

3. check the integrity: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

4. burn to CD at the lowest speed: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

5. try as a LiveCD first to see that everything works as it should (don't forget to set BIOS to boot from the CD drive first)

6. from the LiveCD, go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and post the output of the following command so we can check the state of your drive to make sure there is enough space etc. to do what you want

sudo parted -l(lowercase L not 1)

With all this done, you should be ready for a safe and happy dual-booting experience.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

brobanmanx
January 16th, 2011, 08:45 PM
IM having a bit of a problem with the Md5sum integrity thing. Ive done everything it says to do, however when i do what it says in the terminal the terminal just says "The system cannot find the specified path" and "is not recognized as an internal command or external command operable program or batch file" Could you help me out? i have all the files in the specified directy. C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator

Rubi1200
January 16th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Did you follow the instructions on how to do this in Windows?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM#MD5SUM%20on%20Windows

brobanmanx
January 17th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Finally got it to work, thanks a ton. However its a little more mac-ish then i thought it would be, but still is pretty nice. Gonna have to get used to hitting the x button on the left side. Up-side is when i get my new comp in a month i dont have to pay 100 dollars for windows. (I dont game on my comp, just on xbox)

Rubi1200
January 17th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Excellent! Glad you got it sorted out.

No problem for the help and feel free to come here and ask questions at any time.

Enjoy :)

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