Dual booting XP and Ubuntu

By XxSnip3xX
Jan 1, 2009
  1. Im wanting to dual boot XP and Ubuntu, and when I go to partion my drive, it only gives me the option of wiping my 80GB hard drive, and making it ALL ubuntu. I have another 15GB hard drive and I don't know why it won't recognize that drive? Help!?
  2. Brymore

    Brymore TS Rookie

    What version of Ubuntu are you trying to install?
    I dual boot Ubuntu with XP too.
    What I simply did was to partition my HDD and create a 10gb partition for Ubuntu and a 400mb for the swap partition.

    After you do this, when installing Ubuntu, choose the option of manually partition and install, then select the partition you have already created (10 gb in my own case) as ur "/" boot partition (the format should be ext 3) and the oda (400mb in my case) as swap.

    After installation, Ubuntu will automatically instal grub, from where you can choose the operating system you want to boot into.

    I hope this is helpful.
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