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Acer aspire one 150g linux dual boot help please

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Hi, i have an acer aspire one 150g version with linux.
I want to put xp on it but keep linux as well.
I have an xp disc and external drive but..
Do i have to format the hard drive and then reinstall linux ( and is it all on the recovery disc or is it on the hard drive )
Does anyone have a step by step guide?
I have downloaded the xp drivers from acer.
Do i need to use another program to choose which system to boot?
I have installed xp numerous times but have never created a dual boot machine..
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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I normally put windows on first then install linux, It asks which os to use when it boots.
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you will have to install windows first then install Linux again (at least I find this the easiest way). Also, if you prefer, you can create a usb multiboot disk. A little bit of effort is required, and access to another comp to create the image file on the usb disk, but this is the way i will install XP as i have also just ordered one of these, which should arrive during the week. details to do this are here
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Thanks so far, xp is installed and running but when i try to install linux it wants to use the whole drive.
How do i get it to install in the second partition?
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cv54
Thanks so far, xp is installed and running but when i try to install linux it wants to use the whole drive.
How do i get it to install in the second partition?


I normally use 2 drives:oops: Think it can be done though, have you tried creating yet another partition?
#6
Linux requires two partitions
#7
using the recovery disc, i only have the option to use the entire drive.
It's not a major problem as xp seems to run perfectly,and fairly fast.
It'd just be nice to have the option of using linux as well.
Thanks for the help so far :thumbsup:
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cv54
using the recovery disc, i only have the option to use the entire drive.
It's not a major problem as xp seems to run perfectly,and fairly fast.
It'd just be nice to have the option of using linux as well.
Thanks for the help so far :thumbsup:


Don't quite get what you mean, just create another partition and then restart the computer booting from an iso disc of your chosen linux distro. I can't see why that won't work ok:thumbsup:

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