Hardy/Ustudio/64Studio Multiboot - Advice on removing XP

  • pedrocortez
Posted: Sun, 07/05/2009 - 18:53
Hi everyone, I'm very happily converted to Linux and have a multiboot system with Ubuntu Hardy for home tasks, / Ubuntu Studio 8.04-rt for my hobby music composition / and Win XP I now want to remove XP and replace it with the 32-bit edition of 64Studio to try that out in comparison to Ubuntu Studio. I plan to order new hardware this wek ( AMD X2 7750 64bit CPU and new mobo ) to set up 64Studio in 64-bit as my main system running Ardour, Rosegarden, Hydrogen and Linuxsampler. But , on the existing 32 bit machine I want to make sure my Hardy and UStudio installs stay intact, but use the win partition for 64Studio. I have quite a few Ardour sessions in Ustudio that I dont want to lose. I have the iso DVD ready to install 64 Studio I'm guessing it will ask me for a target partition to install , and I'm hoping that when its complete i will be able to see Hardy/Ustudio and 64Studio as the 3 boot choices in Grub. i THINK i have Grub installed already as part of the Ubuntu installs. At the moment , when i boot i get black screen , with my boot choices ( and i see some words about Grub flash by just before hand. ) Assuming I do have Grub installed, and I'm not relying on Windows MBR will i be OK just to install 64 STudio over the existing XP partition ? How can i check the Grub install ? The win partition is 90Gig - so lots of available space. Anything special about swap partitions etc ? Any thoughts/help on this multi-boot set up ? Cheers Pete


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/06/2009 - 09:24
Hi Pete, If you install on yor old windows partition everything SHOULD go as planned... Please make backups of all critical data first. NB NB NB Should anything go wrong, you can start from scratch and get everyting back. Did I mention that you HAVE to make backups. OK