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November 4, 2012 2:06:49 AM

Hello,
I have downloaded ubuntu linux ISO file and want to install it on my second hard drive. I have installed Win XP on my first Hard drive. Can any one guide how to install linux on my second HD.
Mother Board: Intel Chipset
Processor: Intel I3
October 21, 2013 6:33:47 PM

ok
ill step by step this ok?

1) go to bios and set dvd drive as first boot option

2) boot into the dvd

3) click install

4) click do something else

5) find the other hdd, (it shoud be unformatted or it should have no data)

6) click the hdd

7) on the bottom left of the box with the list of hdd there is a minus sign, click it (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLICKED YOUR 2ND HDD FIRST!!!!!!)

8) then afterwards click the plus sign

9) then chose to have it formated in ext4 and in the box with the multiple choices, chose the one with "/"

10) accept

11) click install

12) your system is installing

13) it should have a grub menu showing windows or ubuntu

14) TADA!!
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October 22, 2013 12:37:39 AM

Be advised that XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft in a few months and will become more vulnerable to attacks, if you plan to upgrade it is easiest to do that prior to installing Ubuntu, you can do it later but it adds a small complication.
Shermy Lam said:
ok
ill step by step this ok?

1) go to bios and set dvd drive as first boot option

2) boot into the dvd

3) click install or run a live (working from the DVD) system where you'll find the installer on the desktop. The advantage being you can test all the hardware first just in case and take a look around while it installs.
3a) Choose language, keyboard and region for the clock. do not hook up to the internet unless you have a very high speed connection or it will update everything during the install and that can take time. It'll offer updates later and you can use the system while it is updating so there is no inconvenience.


When it offers to install Ubuntu by using an entire drive or side by side windows xp

4) click do something else

5) find the other hdd, (it should be unformatted or it should have no data)

6) click the hdd

7) on the bottom left of the box with the list of hdd there is a minus sign, click it (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLICKED YOUR 2ND HDD FIRST!!!!!!)

8) then afterwards click the plus sign

9) then chose to have it formated in ext4 and in the box with the multiple choices, chose the one with "/"

10) accept

11) click install

12) your system is installing

13) it should have a grub menu showing windows or ubuntu

14) TADA!!

If it doesn't see windows at the next boot don't worry, that's an easy fix. If you are unsure which is your windows drive while installing cancel the install, shut down the computer and unplug the windows disk, and restart from the DVD, we'll add it back later but the original is faster if you are sure.


I added a couple of points since it sounds like a new user, hope you don't mind.

Hold on, this thread is a year old. Is it just me or does it seem like a remake of return of the living dead here lately?
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October 22, 2013 5:54:06 PM

stillblue said:
Be advised that XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft in a few months and will become more vulnerable to attacks, if you plan to upgrade it is easiest to do that prior to installing Ubuntu, you can do it later but it adds a small complication.
Shermy Lam said:
ok
ill step by step this ok?

1) go to bios and set dvd drive as first boot option

2) boot into the dvd

3) click install or run a live (working from the DVD) system where you'll find the installer on the desktop. The advantage being you can test all the hardware first just in case and take a look around while it installs.
3a) Choose language, keyboard and region for the clock. do not hook up to the internet unless you have a very high speed connection or it will update everything during the install and that can take time. It'll offer updates later and you can use the system while it is updating so there is no inconvenience.


When it offers to install Ubuntu by using an entire drive or side by side windows xp

4) click do something else

5) find the other hdd, (it should be unformatted or it should have no data)

6) click the hdd

7) on the bottom left of the box with the list of hdd there is a minus sign, click it (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLICKED YOUR 2ND HDD FIRST!!!!!!)

8) then afterwards click the plus sign

9) then chose to have it formated in ext4 and in the box with the multiple choices, chose the one with "/"

10) accept

11) click install

12) your system is installing

13) it should have a grub menu showing windows or ubuntu

14) TADA!!

If it doesn't see windows at the next boot don't worry, that's an easy fix. If you are unsure which is your windows drive while installing cancel the install, shut down the computer and unplug the windows disk, and restart from the DVD, we'll add it back later but the original is faster if you are sure.


I added a couple of points since it sounds like a new user, hope you don't mind.

Hold on, this thread is a year old. Is it just me or does it seem like a remake of return of the living dead here lately?


Its allright stillblue! BTW you should get the latest and greatest ubuntu 13.10!
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