I'm a newb to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows XP Pro from a DVD. I've read the installation guide but I don't have an option for installing alongside Windows. I have:
- Replace Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Ubuntu
- Encrypt the new Ubuntu Installation for Security
- Use LVM with the new Ubuntu Installation
- Something Else
If I check "Something Else", I see 2 lines that say /dev/sda and /dev/sda1. The first one is blank and the second is ntfs and says size-80015 MB, used-unknown, system-Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
This is an 80GB hard drive. I'm guessing that i'm not getting "install alongside windows" option because the drive is 1 partion using all the space. I'm could be wrong.
Is dual-boot the same thing as installing alongside? I mean, you can only boot one OS at a time right?
Any ideas how I should proceed? I appreciate any help. I can't wait to get Ubuntu running so I can start crankin' on some Ruby apps.