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I can't install linux 10 inside windows XP

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
July 10, 2010 3:19:46 PM

what should i do? :fou: 
a b 5 Linux
July 10, 2010 4:30:35 PM

Need more information to help you. First off, I assume you mean Ubuntu 10.04? Linux is just the kernel, not the distribution.

Secondly, what do you mean "inside windows xp"? You could download VirtualBox and run Ubuntu as a Virtual Machine, or you can install Ubuntu beside XP using Wubi.
a b 5 Linux
July 10, 2010 5:09:31 PM

Wubi sucks! Pyroflea's suggestion to use VirtualBox is a gazillion times better :) 

A native install is gonna be even better but you'll have to repartition or shrink your existing partition.

What are your specs?

Good luck :) 
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a b 5 Linux
July 10, 2010 5:52:34 PM

linux_0 said:
Wubi sucks!

I know, but some people like it for some reason :D 
a b 5 Linux
July 16, 2010 10:30:57 AM

What about virtualbox?

My favourite application <3.
a b 5 Linux
July 16, 2010 1:51:18 PM

amdfangirl said:
What about virtualbox?

My favourite application <3.

I already said that :lol: 
a b 5 Linux
July 19, 2010 11:00:05 AM

Oh, I tend to miss things when I'm being self-centred.
July 20, 2010 6:21:09 PM

Pyroflea already recomended using virtual box, so I am asumming that you want a system with XP and Ubuntu 10.4. You are, thus, talking about dual booting XP with ubuntu 10.4. Then the place to start is the ubuntu forum. Also check this:

It does have a full guide for using virtualbox, using wubi and dualboot.

This thread could be helpful

Guides for dual booting assume you have an hd with everithing in it (OS, apps and data) this thread is useful since it deals dual booting using an hd for windows/apps, another for data and another one for ubuntu. Check in particular post 6 and 7. They have some really useful links like