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hi all,
       1) on c:\ i have XP
2)i want dual boot with kubuntu
3)kubuntu will stay at f:\(5 gb space)
4)i hav prepared bootable disk of kubuntu
5)while booting from cd i get a screen that is in a language other than english(cant understand anything)
 question :
               how to install it on f:\
               how to do dual booting
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You don't install on f: (linux doesn't use drive letters). If f: is a formatted partition, first delete this partition using diskmanagement in windows. When you boot the kubuntu CD and start the installation, it'll look for an empty partition that can be used, and then it will format that partition to a linux filesystem for the installation. The installation procedure might also create further partitions, usually a swap partition will be used too, but this depends on the installer, I'm not current on the ubuntu one. Usually you can also select things yourself, depending on the installation type you choose during setup. You'll also be asked what boot loader to use (normally), and if that is the case take GRUB (Grand Unified Boot loader) and it'll normally add the already installed OS (Windows XP) to the boot menu. In most cases this is automatic.

As for the non english language, again I don't have kubuntu here right now, but with many Linux CD's you can select the language when booting. You normally have a few seconds time to press F2, F3, F4 etc, these will show you different options you can add at the command prompt, like set your language or screen resolution etc.
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