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Installing free dos, windows xp home, and ubuntu 10.04 on the same pc

  • DOS
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
Last response: in Open Source Software
August 22, 2011 2:25:42 PM

i want to put free dos, xp home, and windows xp on the same drive.

which one should i do first? which one should i sue to partition the drive? how much room shoudl i give each? any advice appreciated-thank you

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August 22, 2011 10:26:34 PM

On my main machine I installed Ubuntu on the main partition, then installed several other operating systems in virtual machines with VirtualBox. I run dual monitors, and the virtual copy of XP runs in one monitor while everything else runs in the other. This is MUCH more convenient than multibooting.

I have other virtual machines for DOS 6.2/Windows 3.1/Windows 2000, Solaris, and FreeBSD.
August 23, 2011 12:25:14 AM

I also recommend Virtualization rather than multi-booting in most cases. It's just much more convenient.

If you do go this route I do recommend that you use Windows as your base OS however. Linux virtualizes much better than Windows in my experience.