Originally Posted by peppercorn
I mean if you have a dual boot system with XP and Ubuntu on it. Afterward, will you still be able to boot into XP as before?
Along this same line, my HP laptop is in the shop, but when I get it back, I want to install Linux on it, but would still like to have access to some of my windows programs. I understand I can make an image file of window xp and partition the drive to install the image into and a virtual drive using VMware. Or that is what I understood from what I was told on another forum. So, would it be better to do it that way or to setup a duel boot system. There is also TinyXP downloadable from the net using utorrent that has all the bloat removed. The problem I'm wondering about with that is being able to install and run run MS Office in TinyXP. I need to be able to use PowerPoint and that's about the only windows program I need because OpenOffice is not always compatible with PP.