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Old 09-13-2004, 12:51 PM   #1
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duel boot - linux first.


If I have an already installed linux laptop with an empty partition, how difficult is it to do a duel boot install without having to reinstall the linux portion?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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hi there,

aswering the question:
if you have already an empty partition should be no problem at all.
you just install everyhing and skip the installation of the boot loader ( of course if it is installed now. )
i don't think it is a big deal.

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Old 09-13-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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How would I skip the boot loader installation for Windows? I never knew I could skip that. Plus, for the empty partition, won't windows not even be able to detect the ext3 partition I have and thus overwrite it? Or is there a nice program I can use to format an NTFS partition w/o destroying my linux partition?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 01:33 PM   #4
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sorry mate..
my misunderstand..
with windows would be a problem..
you can use fdisk to format the partition to something that windows will "see".. type 7 : NTFS
i am not sure how to do the trick with the boot loader.

sorry again

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