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Old 01-15-10, 01:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Dualboot XP / Edubuntu - which first.

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Originally Posted by LydianKnight View Post
Windows first, ALWAYS. Anyway when you install any Linux-based OS, the GRUB bootloader is the one to take over the bootloading process, so the usual partition order is:

[PARTITION]
Windows XP
/swap
/boot
/

(or if you tend to customize the ubuntu-derivative installation)
Windows XP
/swap
/
Yup.

Not sure if it's even a necessity any more, but I always created a small FAT32 partition as well, just a couple of gigs for shared files. But that was back when NTFS read/write support was dodgy. I understand it's much better now.
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