Thank you for paying attention and replying to my requests.
I am in need of having to use Windows XP, and I was wondering which methods could you provide me in order to sucessfully install Windows XP on my HDD which already has Ubuntu 12.04.
Reading here and there, I've come up with a plan:
First, I'll resize my partitions using Gparted:
- Partition 1 - 199 MB Ext4
- Partition 2 - 2 GB SWAP
- Partition 3 - 78 GB Ext 4
I'll resize those on the image to, maybe:
First partition: Will be increased to 6 GB.
Second partition: Swap will stay the same.
Third partition: Will be first reduced to ~30 GB, and then moved all the way to the right.
A new partition will be made with the space in between Swap and the 30 GB partition, intended for Windows XP use, and maybe a few media files shared with Ubuntu 12.04.
After that, the first partition will become the target of my Windows XP installation. I'll also choose the free space for a partition so that the Windows Setup formats it and I can be sure Windows XP will be able to use it.
That's basically what I've thought up. All that would be left for me to do should be booting the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD and running Boot-Repair.
Now, may I ask you, is there a fail behind my plan? Are there better ways? Any recommendation or comments?