[Durham] dual boot install strategy and order

Dougie Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Wed Jan 27 09:18:39 UTC 2010

Richard Mortimer wrote:
> Just let XP install how it wants to and then pop the Karmic install
> media in. Karmic will happily repartition your disk to create space for
> itself and will setup grub so that it includes XP in the boot menu.
> I've resized/repartitioned NTFS drives a few times and it seems to work
> quite nicely. If you are doing a clean install of XP then the only risk
> you run is having to reinstall if it breaks - but I don't think it will!
Given the choice between allowing the XP install CD to partition the 
drive (I'm assuming it does, I can't remember, it's been so looong) or 
to do an install on the entire disk and allow Karmic to repartition, 
what would be best?

> ebuyer or similar sell usb drive caddies for about £7. Get one of those
> and you have an extra external disk with no need for taking the main
> drive out.
sorted. Ordered one of ebay for a fiver. Chuffed.



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