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Offline linuxmuthu

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Install Linux and Windows on Same hard disk/ harddrive
« on: December 22, 2008, 03:57:54 PM »
hi... very greeting to u...
      i have ubuntu8.04 i want  windows also install to the same hard disk.... how? pls post me




Advance Thank you so much for ur post
                           

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Re: Install Linux and Windows on Same hard disk/ harddrive
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 02:38:27 PM »
It is simple, first make sure there is free space on your hard drive for Linux then install windows, after that go for linux (distro of your choice) and during install choose that free partition or space as linux installation.

When finished, you will find Dual boot linux and windows on same disk

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Re: Install Linux and Windows on Same hard disk/ harddrive
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 10:24:16 AM »
ok dear.... but i have already some important files in ubuntu (free space : 60GB) so now i will install windows if any problem comes to ubuntu? i mean suppose ubuntu can affected? 

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Re: Install Linux and Windows on Same hard disk/ harddrive
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 03:29:15 AM »
So you have Ubuntu already installed but you want to install windows ?
Then if you have separate partition which can be formatted ntfs and used for windows then go ahead and install windows on that partition, Ubuntu won't be affected.

Only thing then you will need is to reinstall Grub as you windows will wipe out Grub (not ubuntu). For that you can run ubuntu directly from CD and then run :
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grub-install /dev/hda
That way you will have your grub back and you can now boot into Linux or Windows.

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Re: Install Linux and Windows on Same hard disk/ harddrive
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008, 12:02:54 PM »
k thanks of lot... Ricky i ill try