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So here's the question
1. Now I have a XP installation and I would like to resize the XP partition to Ubuntu, but if so, what filesystem will the Ubuntu using? (NTFS or ?)

2. Will I accidentally wipe my entire hard drive if I did something wrong?

3. What if I want to remove the Ubuntu? How do I do that?

That's all, thanks
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1) Ubuntu can utilize a variety of file systems including NTFS. You will specify this when installing Ubuntu.

2) Both XP and Ubuntu will warn you before potentially making a 'hard drive wipe' decision.

3) Boot from the XP install disk and hit repair. This will overwrite GRUB in the MBR and will only boot XP.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
1) Ubuntu can utilize a variety of file systems including NTFS. You will specify this when installing Ubuntu.

2) Both XP and Ubuntu will warn you before potentially making a 'hard drive wipe' decision.

3) Boot from the XP install disk and hit repair. This will overwrite GRUB in the MBR and will only boot XP.
OK thanks

BTW I heard that Ubuntu is not really good at NTFS?

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OK thanks

BTW I heard that Ubuntu is not really good at NTFS?

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Ubuntu will read your NTFS just fine. Windows isn't very good at NTFS either
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Ubuntu will read your NTFS just fine. Windows isn't very good at NTFS either
Thanks

Time to dualboot Ubuntu

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