N/APosted on - 07/08/2014
I would like to have a dual boot on my PC. Currently, I have Windows XP in Drive C. There are 2 other partitions that I have, Drive D and Drive E. Will I be able to install Ubuntu on Drive D? Will it prompt later to which drive to boot after I am done?
Dual boot up with Windows and Ubuntu
Yes, you can install Ubuntu on any drive you desire. For this, you must first back-up any important files and date from the respective drive so that you will not use anything important. Installing an operating system on a partition will delete any data present on it.
For this you must first boot into the Ubuntu operating system by using your USB drive or DVD drive on which you burned the Ubuntu ISO.
Once booted up, the Ubuntu user interface will allow you to choose any partition present on the hard drive. Choose the one that you desire to be your Ubuntu drive and continue the installation.
After the installation is completed, you are prompted to remove your bootable device from the PC, and then reboot. After rebooting, the system will automatically boot into Ubuntu.
If you desire to change your operating system during your computer's reboot, press the F8 key continuously until a menu with the operating systems present on your computer will appear. Select the desired operating system you want to use and then press Enter.