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Old 01-14-10, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Dualboot XP / Edubuntu - which first.

I can't remember what I did 2 years ago when I last installed 2 OS's on a PC.

Which OS should I install first?
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Old 01-14-10, 09:52 AM   #2
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If you want GRUB to handle the boot menu install XP first. I always install each on separate Hdds though and switch in the bios.

If you're confined to one hdd though you obviously can't do that. But GRUB has come a long way and should configure most of the menu.lst for you, but don't be surprised if you have to manually configure it.
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Old 01-14-10, 10:13 AM   #3
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You could install XP then use the Ubuntu Installer for Windows.

It looks like it takes care of all the things you need to dualboot. Very interesting.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-wubi
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Yea it does that pretty well Vin, install XP first and let grub handle the bootloader.
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Yea it does that pretty well Vin, install XP first and let grub handle the bootloader.
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I can't remember what I did 2 years ago when I last installed 2 OS's on a PC.

Which OS should I install first?
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
/
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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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