James Bannan03 March 2009, 8:00 PM
Page 2 - Install Ubuntu
How to dual-boot Windows XP and Linux, on a system where you have already installed XP. Easy step-by-step tutorial that doesn't assume prior knowledge of Linux.
We'll assume that XP has already been installed (either via an OEM or self-installation). We'll further assume that XP has been installed to a single NTFS partition which takes up the whole disk.
One interesting thing to note though - Ubuntu is happy to read NTFS partitions, so a potential configuration option is to either create a 2nd NTFS partition which will house data for access by both operating systems, or simply a 2nd hard drive, again formatted with NTFS.
You'll need the latest desktop ISO of Ubuntu (9.04). You can choose a list of download mirrors from the Ubuntu website, or use this link from Planetmirror. Download the ISO and burn it to CD to create bootable Ubuntu CD.
Boot the XP machine from the CD and select "Install Ubuntu" from the boot menu.
Once the Live CD has loaded, on the Welcome screen choose your language and select Forward.
On the "Where are you" (timezone) page, select your location and then Forward.
On the next screen, choose the appropriate keyboard layout and then Forward.