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October 24th, 2011, 04:53 AM
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 last year and have been running it on my laptop. At the time I did the install, I did an Ubuntu-only install. Windows does not exist on my machine. I would like to reinstall Windows XP and then run the Windows installer for Ubuntu 11.10 to create a dual-boot system.

I tried booting from the Windows boot CD, but it gave an error message (wrong file system). I am stuck as to how to reinstall Windows. Ideally, I would do the following:

1) Wipe everything
2) Reinstall Windows XP
3) Run Windows Installer for Ubuntu and Install 11.10
4) Run dual-boot system

Can anyone help me with this? Here is the output from fdisk - l

Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00093525

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 6993 56165376 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 6993 7296 2437121 fa Unknown

October 24th, 2011, 05:23 AM
I found solution there (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot).

October 24th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Hi, you can install Windows XP after Ubuntu. Read this post (http://subhadipghosh.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/installing-windows-xp-after-ubuntu/).