Here's the deal. I'd like very much to switch to Linux (Ubuntu) for multiple reasons, but AS WELL, I'm also going to need my Windows system from time to time for certain applications, etc. I've read numerous How-To's on crating a dual-boot laptop, but I'm a little iffy as to whether on now to try one. The one I found that I seem to like best is this one
It seems complete, but I'm not sure if it will work. It says no data will be erased in the process, however, I'v read other that says once the drive is partitioned, data is erased...So my concern is, if I attempt this, am I at HUGE risk or losing my Windows operating system, or even screwing up my computer...
For that How-To, I think I have everything...I have:
Acer Laptop-60GB Hard Drive, 512 MB of RAM
Windows XP *Pre-Loaded* on the laptop
Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Note: I can obtain a previous system is nessesary.
And I can download the rest of the needed applications.
So my basic questions are...
Will this work?
Have you tried it?
What are my risks?
How much will this potentially slow down my operating systems?
Do I have any other options?
*Beside using the live C.D.
*Besides purchasing a new P.C.
*Besides wiping off Windows