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(Solved) - How to dual boot in UNIX and XP

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  • Started 6 years ago by Richjoy
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Richjoy
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Is it possible to dual boot in UNIX and XP in one laptop PC? I've got a laptop running an XP with lots of documents in it but I would like to learn UNIX and would like to install UNIX in my laptop so I can boot up in UNIX whenever I want to without affecting my important documents in Windows environment.

Pls anyone would help me? Thanks in advance.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Richjoy,

I think?? so but have never done it myself with true Unix.

Searched google (Dual+Boot+Unix+Windows) and there are many articles.

I think?? Unix should be configured much like a Linux Distribution from what I can tell.

(Not) so good How-To example below.

http://www.unix.com/unix-dummi.....-boot.html

Ambitious project.

Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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Richjoy
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Well,I was able to browse some of those articles but they gave no clear procedures as to how I would do it. Anyway, my computer has only one HDD and so partitioning it is not an option. I got this Boot Manager (freeware) instead and put on my 4G thumbdrive and whenever I restart my PC it first allow me to choose on where to boot. My question is, could I find a linux program that can be stored and run in my little thumbdrive and whenever I want to boot into Linux, I would choose it as my booting system? More importantly, would this be possible?

Anybody can help pls?

Thanks Rick P.

Richjoy

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Richjoy,

You are going to have to do a bit of reading and studying because the subject can take days to discuss in a forum. I would begin with the links below. Ubuntu Linux is probably your best bet as you can download it, burn a working CD copy and go from there. This post will be EDITED several times as I look up more links for you so re-visit it often.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
http://www.imgburn.com/
http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
http://www.google.com/search?h.....38;spell=1
http://www.google.com/search?h.....tnG=Search
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

http://www.google.com/search?h.....tnG=Search
http://www.google.com/search?h.....tnG=Search

Post Back as to Progress. There is NO magic solution but just perseverance of knowledge.
Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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Richjoy
Posts: 5

Finally, I've done it. I did the easy way though bec I did not pursue my first plan to dual boot Linux and XP into two separate HDDs. I just run the pendrive Linux on top of my XP OS and I can even run both OS simultaneously now, meaning switching form Linux to XP and from XP to Linux whenever I want to.

Whew, that's just an easy one. Thanks Rick P.

Cheers,

Richjoy

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Richjoy,

Glad to be of help.

I figured that Pendrive Link would be pretty good.

Come back and enjoy the HTG Forums often.

Regards,
Rick P.

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