#1  
Old 9th August 2007, 17:07
sdim sdim is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Athens,Greece
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to sdim
Default Dual Boot question

Hi,there.Newbie on the block,and I am very interested in learning about the Dual Boot Tutorial I read in the forum.
Specifically,I have Windows XP SP2 installed on my PC,and I would like to try Ubuntu as well,but the problem is I don't want to re-install XP and Ubuntu from the beginning,besides,I know how to do that but all my work would be lost if I re-formatted.
So,I read the tutorial about installing Linux OS when you already have a HD with Windows installed.What I didn't get is this:
Do I have to find the HD drivers so as to install them at a later time? I read that this is only necessary when installing an OS previous to Win XP (like Win 2000,e.g.).Did I understand this right?
So,does this mean that I can simply run the SystemRescue Disk and run qtparted,and than install Linux,and then I have a PC partitioned with one side having my original Win XP installation(without re-installing!) and the other side having Linux?

Every answer is appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10th August 2007, 17:07
falko falko is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lneburg, Germany
Posts: 41,701
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 2,740 Times in 2,575 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdim
Do I have to find the HD drivers so as to install them at a later time?
No.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdim
So,does this mean that I can simply run the SystemRescue Disk and run qtparted,and than install Linux,and then I have a PC partitioned with one side having my original Win XP installation(without re-installing!) and the other side having Linux?
Yes, that's right.
__________________
Falko
--
Download the ISPConfig 3 Manual! | Check out the ISPConfig 3 Billing Module!

FB: http://www.facebook.com/howtoforge

nginx-Webhosting: Timme Hosting | Follow me on:
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to falko For This Useful Post:
sdim (10th August 2007)
  #3  
Old 10th August 2007, 17:41
sdim sdim is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Athens,Greece
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to sdim
Default

I thank the Moderator (Falco) for taking the time and having the patience to answer me about my (maybe) stupid question.
3 last questions:
Do I need to back-up the system first? How can this be done? Is there a free programme for this?

Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11th August 2007, 11:51
falko falko is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lneburg, Germany
Posts: 41,701
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 2,740 Times in 2,575 Posts
Default

I recommend Norton Ghost for backing up Windows systems. Unfortunately it's not free.
__________________
Falko
--
Download the ISPConfig 3 Manual! | Check out the ISPConfig 3 Billing Module!

FB: http://www.facebook.com/howtoforge

nginx-Webhosting: Timme Hosting | Follow me on:
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to falko For This Useful Post:
sdim (11th August 2007)
  #5  
Old 11th August 2007, 12:04
sdim sdim is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Athens,Greece
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to sdim
 
Default

Thank you for everything.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
linux boot process sysconfig Server Operation 0 4th November 2006 09:58
Triple Boot OK? picker77 Installation/Configuration 2 9th August 2006 13:10
xen not booting qiu HOWTO-Related Questions 11 2nd May 2006 10:20
Dual Boot latcarf Suggest HOWTO 1 20th February 2006 16:13
dual boot Suse 10 on non-MBR? walid97 Installation/Configuration 1 5th January 2006 09:52


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.