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Is 100GB hard drive enough space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CrazyCompTrouble, Feb 11, 2014.

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  1. CrazyCompTrouble

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    I am at the point of buying a new hard drive for an old computer. I've been told that it is possible to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu with a 80GB hard drive, but 120 GB would be preferred. I can get an 100GB (PATA/IDE) hard drive at a reasonable price. I just use simple email (not Outlook), internet browsing, MS Word, PDF documents. No games, no photography, no CAD/CAM or other activities that require a lot of space.

    QUESTION: Is a 100GB enough hard drive space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

    Thank you,

    C. (Bob)
     
  2. silekonn

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    CCT,

    Eighty gigabytes should be fine. Forty can be accomplished. A full Windows XP installation should be less than 20GB and can be slimmed down greatly. Ubuntu's requirements state 5GB. I wouldn't recommend purchasing a larger drive without need for multiple software installations.

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  3. CrazyCompTrouble

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    Thank you Silekonn.

    CCT (Bob)
     
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