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Old 10-01-2004, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I get done building my new comp I wannago dual boot.XP pro and linux. anyone mind giving me and the rest of the curious people around here a run-through on how to set this up.thanks

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It's easiest with Partition Magic, as I have found out. Maybe The Major can help, too. Do you have Partition Magic?
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I would install winxp on the second HD(or partition) and then run linux install. most newer linux will detect your XP and put it in a boot menu using Lilo bootmanager.

Make sure u have some space on ur harddrive for linux. Linux needs 3 partitions but u can create them during linux install. U can use partitionmagic to set the linux boot partition to active and u can delete or resize some partitions before u install linux to make some space.

i am not a linux specialist but i am sure u need to install XP first because Xp will not recognise linux.
ur active linux boot partition needs to be set as primary boot device in your BIOS.

u probably don't need to do lots of settings...i would say just install Xp and then linux and mostly it will work automatically.
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alright thanks....that was the answer i was looking for.

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What distro of linux are you going to run
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Yay, TheMajor helped and I get the Assist!
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When I get done building my new comp I wannago dual boot.XP pro and linux. anyone mind giving me and the rest of the curious people around here a run-through on how to set this up.thanks

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I would install xp first on the primary partition. you know that will work. then you can play with how many other partitions or os you want.
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IF u want to dual boot, is better to put the two OS in separate hardisk compare to partition.
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IF u want to dual boot, is better to put the two OS in separate hardisk compare to partition.
Why, ur only using one at the time so it doesn't make much difference
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