How to install ubuntu with xp

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April 11, 2008 10:06am CST
hi, can anyone tell me how to install upbntu with xp (duel) i tried but ubuntu delete all my partition and erase my harddisk. i have a ubuntu 7.10 dvd my computer harddisk is 80 gb 4 partition 14gb, 14 gb,14 gb, 26gb. please give me step by step instruction.
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@Asylum (48165)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 08
During the installation process Ubuntu will ask where you wish to install it and which partitions you wish to use. I suspect that you simply chose the wrong option of using the whole hard drive, which will prompt Ubuntu to erase all Windows and repartition accordingly. If you choose manual partitioning then the problem will not repeat itself.
• India
11 Apr 08
thanks for response can u write me only how this option comes on screen (for choosing partition)and what i have to choose from them.
• India
6 Oct 08
You did not install the system properly.You should have chosen manual partitioning and then selected an empty partition.After that you should have installed ubuntu on that partition only. You can also use wubi to install ubuntu.
@genser (17)
• China
25 Jul 08
for this situation, you can install a virtual machine in your OS, whatever Windows or Ubuntu. Now i'm using the VirtualBox, you can search this software on internet.
• Philippines
19 May 08
Just a suggestion y not user VMWare. install it in your PC running Winxp.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Since this post is 3 weeks old have you successfully installed the two?
@taminder (92)
• India
17 Apr 08
i hav another idea install virtual pc onto ur computer after installing UBUNTU and in that virtual pc install XP and all the softwares like MS OFFICE etc... that linux does not suport....
@suprema (297)
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Since I was afraid that what happened to you would have happened to me, I used Wubi ( to install Ubuntu. Wubi installs Ubuntu in your pc like a file. If you want to move it to a real partition, there are also instructions in the site that you could follow.