[techtalk] Other OSes on a Linux box

Beverly Guillermo mezanin at home.com
Tue Jan 4 20:04:22 EST 2000

On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Caitlyn Martin wrote:

> NT wants to be in control, and will rewrite your master boot record.  The
> best way to do what you are proposing is to install Linux first, format a
> suitably sized primary partition to old-fashioned DOS FAT format.
> Install NT there and convert to NTFS.  You can use something like System
> Commander (if you have DOS/Win9x as well) or the Boot Manager from
> Partition Magic to choose your OS at boot time.  Both of these products
> play nicely with both Linux and NT.

One thing I'd like to point out about NT is that it wants to remain on the
main harddrive.  It won't boot or work anywhere else at least when I was
trying to figure out what "stable" operating system I should use should


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