[Wolves] Installing Windows after Linux

Deusiah deusiah at gmail.com
Thu May 19 10:09:56 BST 2005

Thanks for the reply Dan!

Sounds like just the info I was after. I will try it and let you know
how I get on.


On 5/19/05, Old Dan <djones9960 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/19/05, Deusiah <deusiah at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been searching for info on the net regarding this for some time
> > but I can't seem to find what I want, just people who have lost their
> >
> > I currently have a legal with a capital I version of WinXP that I used
> > as a games OS only. I recently required a legal copy of 2K which I
> > want to install over XP because not only is it legal but I also prefer
> > 2K to XP. I want to avoid 2K writing over my MBR so how would I go
> > about this? Is there some tool that can back up the MBR or do I just
> > have to wipe it, boot a live CD and somehow reinstall GRUB?
> This is pre-XP Microsoft Windows - I know what my money's on... ;)
> Dig out your Linux install CD after you install 2000 and it nukes GRUB.
> Boot directly from it and at the boot prompt enter 'linux
> root=/dev/xxx' where xxx is the partition you installed linux onto, eg
> hda2 or whatever.  (at least I /think/ the kernel on the disk is
> called linux - I don't have a CD with me and can't remember - If linux
> doesn't work have a shuftie around the help screens at boot to find
> the rescue kernel)
> Then run sudo grub-install from a console window.  GRUB should
> magically resurrect itself.  :)
> --
> Dan
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