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    Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    I am trying to dual boot windows XP. I had to use gparted to make room for my /home to be transfered to another partition, I also changed it to a logical partition. Where my /home was, I have formatted it using gparted to ntfs and made it bootable; however the windows cd cannot find any windows partition. I formatted the primary partition as ntfs and bootable. Why doesnt windows see the ntfs partition?

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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    I have seen this before

    I think I deleted the partition and left free space
    then

    My solution is to use the XP installer partitioner to re-format the space

    Be careful
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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    I have seen this before

    I think I deleted the partition and left free space
    then

    My solution is to use the XP installer partitioner to re-format the space

    Be careful
    Or maybe I made it FAT32 and then formatted it to ntfs
    try that
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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    thanks for the reply. I tried both suggestions and none worked. This is happening to all my computers (3) ever since I went totally DELL back in 2008. Sometimes I wonder if DELL secretly put something in the bios to cause this. I really dont know but I am in a bad place now if I cant get this windows installed. Please help.

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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    Is your new NTFS a primary partition formatted NTFS with the boot flag? It has to be primary or sda1 thru sda4.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    Quote Originally Posted by linux_trojan View Post
    I am trying to dual boot windows XP. I had to use gparted to make room for my /home to be transfered to another partition, I also changed it to a logical partition. Where my /home was, I have formatted it using gparted to ntfs and made it bootable; however the windows cd cannot find any windows partition. I formatted the primary partition as ntfs and bootable. Why doesnt windows see the ntfs partition?
    Thanks for this post. Yes, originally the partition was logical but then I moved my /home to the logical, and put the NTFS on the hda3 partition, primary. I used Gparted to do all this, I also made it bootable using Gparted.

    I have a separate windows box also. Is it possible to copy that windows over using an iso? I am really suck.

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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    No, Windows is licensed for one computer only.
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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    If there is a way to copy windows from on box to another box, I promise I will delete one copy. So how do you do it?

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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    I went ahead and just blanked the entire hard drive: I wrote "0"s over the entire hard drive. Then I tried to format the drive using NTFS, Fat32, even Fat16 and Windows XP will still not see the drive. I am open to any wild solution at this point. I do have XP on another computer but I have never completely used linux on that computer either. Anyways, any suggestions would be welcome

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    Re: Creating a dual boot system after Ubuntu is already installed

    But the XP setup starts?

    Check the BIOS setting for AHCI settings and make sure it's in Compatibility Mode
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