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Thread: Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux

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    Jan 2010

    question Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux

    I've got a Windows XP computer which I've been using for several months, but I want to install Ubantu Linux on it. In the few months I've been using the computer, I've installed programs, created files and I want to install Linux without having to put all of my files back on and reinstall everything. Is it possible?
    Malcolm W.

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    re: Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux

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    Dec 2008

    re: Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux

    Make sure your computer is set to boot from a CD. To check this go into your BIOS. From there go to "Boot" and go to "Boot Priorities". Make sure CD-ROM is set to boot first and you're all set. UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you don't need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs). Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Linux/Windows or Linux/Linux).

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