[Techtalk] Installing XP without affectin Linux
agoats at compuserve.com
Fri Apr 3 13:37:03 UTC 2009
I live in the USA, so it might be a difference in the US and rest of the
world distributions. I've had to "remove Linux" since Windows98.
Wim De Smet wrote:
> 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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