[Nottingham] Installing XP on a 2nd partition

James Gibbon jg at jamesgibbon.com
Sun Feb 12 20:31:14 GMT 2006

I want to install XP on a spare partition on the first drive
on my main box. Here's what I've got:

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1581    12699351   83  Linux
/dev/hda2            1582        1842     2096482+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda3            1843        7297    43817287+  83  Linux

I'd like to install XP on hda3.

Will XP install on an arbitrary partition? Can I get access to Linux
back from running lilo from a bootable Linux CDROM?

Thought I'd ask here, as I feel sure someone has tried it.


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