[Techtalk] Dual-Boot Installation Order?

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Sun Oct 7 19:06:12 EST 2001

Windows assumes that It Is The Only One, and overwrites the MBR, erasing all 
traces of any other non-Windows OS.  Unlike Lilo or Grub, which recognize 
other OSs and make room for them in the bootloader, Windows does not share. 
It also is hardcore about the cylinder 1024 limit.

If you install Linux first, Windows will overwrite the MBR, and you'll need 
your handy Linux boot disk if you ever want to see it again.

Carla Schroder, Ace PC Goddess
Plain English Spoken Here
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On Sunday 07 October 2001 17:17, you wrote:
> Hello again, Keith here in the Depths of the Great Bergen Swamp
> This may seem like a strange question, but what would keep one from
> installing a dual-boot system with the Linux install first, and then add
> a WinDoze install for those aps that just won't port over one way or
> another?
> I have a Caldera Open Linux dual-boot package that tells one to start in
> Windows and then install the Linux.  It does not make sense that I can't
> do it the other way.
> Am I tramping thru land mines, cow pies or dandelions here if I reverse
> the order?
> 73, Wm. Keith Hibbert, WB2VUO, Trustee of the NQ2RP/B 10 M beacon
> President, Brockport Amateur Radio Klub (BARK),
> Technical Coordinator, ARRL WNY Section
> Ph - 716.494.1239
> mailto:wb2vuo at arrl.net
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