[Nottingham] Installing XP on a 2nd partition
waterpump at waterpump.f9.co.uk
Mon Feb 13 06:39:28 GMT 2006
FWIW In my experience XP searches attaced disks and refuses to load if Linux
is present on any attached drive.
I have a dual boot Linux / XP system, but I had to load XP first to a new
drive, then load Linux and partition the disk in SUSE Linux.
GRUB allws me to select XP or Linux at startup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Gibbon" <jg at jamesgibbon.com>
To: <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 8:21 PM
Subject: [Nottingham] Installing XP on a 2nd partition
> 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 /
> /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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