[Techtalk] XP with Linux

iriXx dev_null at iriXx.org
Fri Jun 13 13:54:47 EST 2003

hi Ed,

im not sure about GRUB but i'm running Mandrake 9.0 and XP on my laptop 
and boot quite happily from LILO (graphical). XP came pre-installed on 
this machine, so i used Partition Magic and Boot magic to get started - 
that is until Boot Magic ate my partitions and boot files for XP! it 
took a fair bit of fixing... but in the process i grabbed my boot floppy 
and got into Mandrake, where i ran Lilo and set it to be my boot 
manager. havent looked back ;-). the one thing i would say before you 
try though, is back up everything, and make rescue floppies for 
everything. grab the XP rescue floppies (6 floppy download) from the 
microsoft site too. it was only by using those that i was able to get 
back into XP again after corrupting XP's boot files.



ed orphan wrote:
> Is it possible to install both Windows XP and
> Red Hat 9.0 on the same hard drive and
> have them boot from GRUB ?
> I've downloaded the HOWTO files dealing
> with a Linux and Windows install but they
> do not cover XP. It's 95/98.
> I'ver heard that XP has some new file system
> that Linux can't access. Is this true?
>    If necessary, I will buy them seperate
> hard drives, but I still need some
> advice on how to go about installing
> these two together on the same computer. 
>    I'd really like to use GRUB as the
> boot loader because most of the time
> I won't be needing XP and I can just
> adjust /etc/grub.conf and it will go away.
>    The motherboard is an
> ASUS NVIDIA A7N8X with an 
> Athlon 2500, 1 Gig ram, 80 Gig HD.
>   Any information or suggestions would
> be most helpful.  I don't want to mess this up.
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