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Dual Boot Ubuntu

How to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows? Please try to give me a step by step solution, I'm quite new to Ubuntu and Linux.

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1st, install windows or if you have already its good .

Then, download Linux distribution that suits You better
Download It and burn into a CD or DVD with ISO file you can use Magic ISO or other manufacturer

then Go to BIOS setup and set 1st priority is the CD or DVD drive and save and exit

and install follow the instruction of linux.

also if you chose capacity of windows or linux is to little dont worry you can make install a partition magic and resize what you like....

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First, install windows as always.
Be sure that everything works OK.

Then, choose the Linux distribution that suits You better
Download It and burn it to a CD or DVD

Be sure that your PC can boot ffrom the CD/DVD or change your BIOS configuration to do so

Boot with the Linux CD/DVD and follow the instructions

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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Hi Nelsonmore,

Here are the link where you will find tehsteps for setting dual operating systems on a computer:

How to dual-boot Linux and XP (with Linux installed first)
http://apcmag.com/5459/dualboot_ubuntu_and_windows_xp

How to dual-boot XP and Linux (with XP installed first)
http://apcmag.com/6101/dualboot_windows_xp_and_ubuntu

How to dual-boot Vista and Linux (with Linux installed first)
http://apcmag.com/5045/how_to_dual_boot_vista_with_linux

How to dual-boot Vista and Linux (with Vista installed first)
http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_boot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_first

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