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How does a newbie install a Ubuntu dual boot on an computer with XP?

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) as a dual boot on my laptop which is running XP. I managed to create a bootable USB stick, and to boot the laptop from that. When offered the choice ...
0
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1answer
38 views

confguration incorrect while trying to install ubuntu

I am trying to run ubuntu 12.04LTS off of a pc I found off the side of the road pentium 4 3.00ghz 512mb ram 128mb gpu 20gb hdd Problem is when I place my cd inside and press f11 to access boot menu, ...
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0answers
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reinstall windows xp on dual boot with ubuntu and then by mistake formatted hard disk partiton and it also get excluded ..how to get it back

i am irfan ...i have installed both ubuntu 12.o4 lts & windows xp 2 ..but when xp 2 not working properly i want re install it with xp 3 ...all things gone ok untill i go to my computer ..manage ...
0
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2answers
119 views

want to install ubuntu and keep ms word

I have win xp sp3 and two HD partitions: C - 30GB - installed windows and applications - 11GB free D - 46GB - my documents - 34GB free I want to install ubuntu, but I'm rather confused what is the ...
0
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1answer
874 views

Wubi fails to install Lubuntu 12.04

Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files That happens everytime Wubi is finished installing Lubuntu. I know there are questions like this, except I can't use a USB big enough ...
0
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2answers
93 views

Should I defragment my hard disk before installing using WUBI? [duplicate]

Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.
0
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1answer
102 views

Number of OS can be install on the Harddisk

I installed Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows XP, in three different partitions and after I install Grub loadder, I am getting only two(ubuntu and Windows XP) entries in the grub menu, there is no option ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on windows XP 32 bit [duplicate]

Every time I start the Ubuntu 12.04 installation on my 32-bit windows XP using the windows installer wubi, the installation gets stagnant at a particular point, and the installation bar doesn't move ...
0
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3answers
6k views

Installing Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 already installed

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 ...
0
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0answers
84 views

Problem with Ubuntu installation on a WindowsXP computer

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on an old Dell Inspiron with Windows XP. I'm using a DVD, but when I restart the PC it doesn't show the dialog box to install Ubuntu. I checked the boot ...
1
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1answer
895 views

Install Unbuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Pro - No option

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: ...
0
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1answer
399 views

How to make an NTFS partition on HDD (12.10)

I currently own a netbook running Ubuntu 12.10 and i want to install windows XP on it. I have the installation file on my pendrive as my netbook doesnt have disk drive. but when I opened the ...
0
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1answer
277 views

How to Revamp my hard-drive and then do a dual-boot windows xp and ubuntu 12.04 LTS Ubuntu currently installed

I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a second hand PC I bought sometime back and I have to say its better than windows any day. However now I need both windows and Ubuntu on my PC. I've already backed up data ...
0
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0answers
410 views

How to get a 13.04 repair install on a dual boot system - Grub problem

I tried to upgrade 12.10 to 13.04 and now have a dead system. The best way forward seems to be a repair install from the 13.04 live CD. Here is my setup: A homebuilt desktop PC: AMD X3 425 CPU, 4 GB ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Help installing xp over 12.04

I had xp on my computer then upgraded to win7, then win7 got corrupted so i installed Ubuntu 12.04. So then i realized i needed windows, so i partitoned my hdd using gparted then i put my xp disc in ...
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2answers
44 views

trouble with installation

Im installing 12.04 on an old winxp laptop from the cd. When I tell it to boot from cd, it starts to, then it stalls on the screen with two little pictures at the bottom, a rectangle and a circle ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Newbie - Trouble with Install Freezing [duplicate]

I recently booted up an old PC Tower of mine (like from 2003) because I wanted a PC to use for writing. It has XP on it, but it is stuffed to the gills with old programs and files, so much so that I ...
0
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1answer
48 views

windows XP doesn't go up after unubtu installation,

I must first admit that I'm pretty new to this whole "Linux" environment, so give me some slacks. :) I'm using win XP, with Acronis true image. After I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 version, the Linux is ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Installation issues with Ubuntu 13.4 on Lenovo R60 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo R60 with 4 GB of RAM and 15 GB HDD using bootable CD. Initially after the reboot, I see a small icon in the bottom of the screen and hear sound from ...
0
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1answer
69 views

wanted to install the windows xp

I have installed the unbutu latest version on my laptop. then i am trying to install the windows xp as dual boot . could any body please suggest me how to do it . i have tried the following procedure ...
6
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2answers
3k views

Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
1
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2answers
3k views

Installing Ubuntu on another Hard Drive Disk (F:)

I want to install Ubuntu side by side on my Windows XP.But instead of placing it on HDD C: drive, i want to place it on a slave HDD (which would be drive F:).I already tested on a virtual machine in ...
1
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2answers
149 views

Install Ubuntu alongside Windows XP, is this possible on a 2001 system? [duplicate]

My Windows XP is not going to be servicing security updates anymore after 2014, is it possible to download Ubuntu/Linux on my current system and transfer all current files to Ubuntu? I would like to ...
2
votes
1answer
620 views

Installation problems while using VirtualBox on Windows XP [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP. I've been trying to load Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. After first restart, it displays the message: please remove installation media and close the try (if any) then press ...
0
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1answer
287 views

Error: Not enough space to load specific image

TRANSLATED Hi. I have a Lenovo Intel Atom n270 laptop. It ha Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on it without deleting or affecting in any way the Windows system. I am a common user, not an ...
1
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2answers
221 views

Install alongside will break my computer? What option should I use?

I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot from a LiveCD, on a PC with Windows XP SP3 32 bit already installed. I understand that during the install, I'll be asked to choose from: 1) Install Ubuntu ...
1
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1answer
627 views

Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on Windows XP Professional

The message that I get is: C;\docu~1\user\locals~1\temp\wubi12.10rev273log By opening this text file, I read that some picture could not be loaded. What am I to do? Stay on Windows?
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2answers
2k views

Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my son's PC. Then I bought a copy of Windows XP and tried to install it, replacing one OS for another. I have followed the advice given in many other similar questions ...
1
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2answers
821 views

Installing ubuntu onto my 13 year old PC

I have a Windows XP Dell, from like 2000. I'm trying to completely install Ubuntu onto it, not run it from a CD, or USB. I want it to erase everything, now I tried the windows installer and it said I ...
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votes
3answers
151 views

How to make a Normal Installation on Windows XP? [closed]

I don't know if my question makes sense, but I am asking anyway if there is actually an answer. From what I have read, a regular install performs better when compared to Wubi install. My question is, ...
1
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2answers
683 views

Can I keep my files on Windows XP if I install Ubuntu side by side with it?

I want to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer on my old HP running Windows XP. If I do not delete XP (so I have to choose what OS I want each time I boot), will all the files and programs on XP ...
1
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0answers
161 views

Blank Desktop After Installing 12.10

All appeared to go correctly after installing 12.10 using the windows installer on my Windows XP computer. Chose to boot with Ubuntu and logged in without any error messages. The desktop remains ...
1
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1answer
267 views

Cannot dual Windows XP and Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and at the moment I am trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 to one of my machines. The machine is a Pentium 4 @ 3.06, 2Gb RAM, 200GB Hard Drive and a NVidia GeForce 8800 GT. A few days ago, ...
1
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4answers
2k views

How to install Side by Side Boot on Windows XP

I have looked at other questions but none seem to help my problem. I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu off a USB Stick Side by Side with Windows XP. I have it booted up but when I get ...
0
votes
1answer
210 views

How to remove ubuntu and install xp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching OS from Ubuntu to XP? dvd player works during start up, but stops after few seconds. then ubuntu starts up. so I can't install xp. I changed bios to dvd on 1. ...
0
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2answers
160 views

I have downloaded 12.04 but I cannot install it. How to do it?

I have downloaded 12.04. I am using Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu in XP, but the problem is I am not able to start the Ubuntu installation process. I downloaded Ubuntu from ubuntu.com only. ...
1
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1answer
3k views

How to fix “16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem … illegal instruction” installing U1 on Windows XP?

I was trying to install Ubuntu One client on my Windows computer, and got this: I tried clicking ignore, but then there were even more errors.
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4answers
262 views

Is it worth installing Ubuntu instead of wubi?

I'm using wubi at the moment and my pc is really slow, is it worth deleting XP and formatting it to Ubuntu? Or (trying) to reset XP to factory settings? PS: I have over 40 GB HARD DRIVE and hate ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Installing 12.04 to dual boot: partitions not labeled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am installing 12.04 from a CD on a computer with an existing Windows XP installation, ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Ubuntu 12.4 and XP on Seperate Drives, Dual Boot, How?

I have 2 different SATA drives in my PC, a 160GB and a 200GB. I'm unsure how to do this, and have a choice between them when I boot, any ideas? Is there a guide out there for this? I installed XP on ...
0
votes
1answer
371 views

Installing Ubuntu on 32bit XP system for the first time

Should Windows updates be completed before installing Ubuntu? Should the anti-virus and/or the firewall be stopped while installing? What is the exact procedure?
1
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1answer
421 views

I want to remove Ubuntu and reinstall Windows XP from CD

Ubuntu is working on the PC but I want to sell the PC with original Windows XP Professional Edition. I cannot boot the CD. Rebooting and selecting "Start from CD" always starts the installed Ubuntu. ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

How can I install Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 alongside each other?

I've got Windows 7 with Wubi 11.10 installed. I would like to replace that with a proper 12.04 installation alongside a new Windows XP installation, but I'm not sure what the best path would be. I ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot, using Windows XP?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB. Now there is no option to choose Linux or Windows, because the boot-loader is missing. Can I repair this using Windows XP, without using Ubuntu or a virtual ...
4
votes
0answers
203 views

How can I install 12.04 LTS on a non-PAE machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install due to the error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE” The other day I started trying out Ubuntu on an ageing Samsung Q30 ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Going from windows to 12.04LTS, “LZMA Data corrupt” and “Kernel Panic- Not syncing VFS”

After trying and failing several times to install Windows XP from a USB, I decided to give Ubuntu 12.04LTS a whirl. Note: The computer has a Window installation at the moment, but it is stuck in a ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

How can I completely replace Windows XP by installing Ubuntu over it?

System specs: 80GB HDD 2GB RAM.
1
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1answer
1k views

Cannot Install Ubuntu

I have tried many times to install Ubuntu, each time that I do I get an error stating that, Cannot install into C:\Ubuntu. There is another file or directory with this name. Please remove it before ...
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votes
3answers
775 views

How do I uninstall Ubuntu 11.10 from Ubuntu?

I installed a small 3gb Ubuntu partition just to delete some annoying files in XP, but I accidentally turned the XP partition into Swap and I can only boot in Ubuntu. I do not necessarily want to save ...
3
votes
1answer
544 views

Problem with Ubuntu installation alongside WindowsXP

I tried to install Ubuntu on my WindowsXP machine as a second OS. I do not get the option "Install Ubuntu alongside them" when I go through the guided installation process from the Live-CD. Any idea ...