[Techtalk] Dualboot on my laptop
jones.rebecca at comcast.net
Thu Aug 7 19:37:29 EST 2003
I've finally decided to stop hemming and hawing and go ahead and turn my
laptop into a dual boot machine. I keep sitting on my hands saying I need to
learn more before I do anything drastic. Besides, *needing* to fix whatever
I break will be great incentive to finish learning. ;-) The only problems
is the sucky recovery disk type they give with it. (As discussed in an
earlier thread) I saw the below quote in that thread and it sounded too good
to be true.
Start quote .....
Check out http://www.mondorescue.org Mondoarchive is a full featured backup
and disaster recovery system. It will bare-metal restore any (linux, BSD,
MSwin) system from CD, NFS server, tape... It handles NTFS partitions by
doing a "ghost" image since it cannot write individual files there. The
current devel branch has code to image only the _data-filled_ parts of the
NTFS partition thus reducing the image size.
Using mondoarchive to back up your newly installed XP, after you install
linux also, will allow you to do the equivalent of the "restore" CD without
losing the linux stuff...
end quote ...
I checked out the site and it looks like you need to already have Linux
installed on the machine to make this work. I also found this thread in the
Conor, if you're out there - let me know if I'm wrong. I'll be one happy,
happy girl if I can get this to work. I do have RH 9 on my desktop if that
Thanks for any assistance you guys can give!
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