[Techtalk] Installing XP without affectin Linux

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 10:43:21 UTC 2009


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:15 AM, Alvin Goats <agoats at compuserve.com> wrote:
> I multiboot so I've had some "fun" with Microsoft. When you install
> WindowsXP, it's going to find the Linux partitions and won't install
> unless you remove the Linux partitions.  Use the Linux fdisk to look at
> the partitions, write down what each partition was originally and set
> the Linux partitions to Solaris (Windows likes Solaris). After you have
> Windows installed, use a Linux Boot CD and set the partitons back to
> their original types.

I've never seen this behaviour. I don't think it always happens. Not
sure what would cause that.

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