[Techtalk] XP with Linux
hrosseau at rogers.com
Fri Jun 13 09:13:23 EST 2003
I had similar problems with the XP and SUSE 8.0 combination. I originally
had the lilo booting from floppy, when I changed it to boot from the hard
drive I originally had some problems with the boot procedure. I tweaked the
boot on the XP and the lilo and all are coexisting.
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To: "techtalk" <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Techtalk] XP with Linux
> 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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