Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook ?

How to Install a new HD on Dell Inspiron 6000?

\015 Earlier I asked about a DST error and one of the expert told me that my\015\012drive was failing and so I need to install a new HD and get a USB\015\012enclosure and install windows on the new HD and access my old HD from\015\012the USB enclosure. Now my question come up here and that is if I\015\012install Ubuntu as a new OS on my new HD on my laptop and install my old\015\012HD in the USB enclosure would I be able to access my files and my old\015\012HD with a different OS? How do I install a new HD on my Dell Inspiron\015\0126000?\015

Answers :

This service manual will show you how to install your hard drive.
\015\012http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/index.htm
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\015\012Couldnt find info about your usb (old) drive.
You can always parition the drive, and install both Ubuntu and XP (dual boot).

Yes, you will be able to access the files (providing the drive isn't totally crashed), although Ubuntu may not "know" what the files are.
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