LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
kbutcher5
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Arch and yes winblows on one :P
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
Dual boot, how to?


http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html
I tried this guide, and for somehow reason, i cannot make a dual boot config with winXP and linux arch
I really want both systems, linux because it's better at everything but gaming, and well winblows, because it is eas with the gaming.
So i'm hitting rock bottom here, how do i make a dual boot config?
 
Old 09-06-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
IBall
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 61
Search LQ and Google for more information - that guide looks to me to be old and unnecessarily complex.

Basically, just install Windows. During the Windows install, create a NTFS partition for Windows, and leave the rest of the disk as un-partitioned free space. You can also use Partition Magic for this. When Windows is installed, boot it and set it up,

Then install Linux, creating at least a swap partition and / partition out of the free space. Swap should be 2x your RAM, / should be the rest. I have never used Arch, but most distros will do this automatically. Most distros also will automatically detect Windows, and set up the GRUB boot loader appropriately. There should be an option to install Grub to the MBR, which you should do.

You should now be able to select either Linux or Windows at boot time.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:01 PM   #3
Storm16
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Debian x86/SPARC
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBall
You can also use Partition Magic for this.
Note that if you don't have a copy of Partition Magic, I believe that the GParted Live CD should also be able to resize your partitions. I was able to resize the drive on my work laptop using this method.

--Storm
 
Old 09-07-2006, 01:37 PM   #4
kbutcher5
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Arch and yes winblows on one :P
Posts: 105

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBall
Search LQ and Google for more information - that guide looks to me to be old and unnecessarily complex.

Basically, just install Windows. During the Windows install, create a NTFS partition for Windows, and leave the rest of the disk as un-partitioned free space. You can also use Partition Magic for this. When Windows is installed, boot it and set it up,

Then install Linux, creating at least a swap partition and / partition out of the free space. Swap should be 2x your RAM, / should be the rest. I have never used Arch, but most distros will do this automatically. Most distros also will automatically detect Windows, and set up the GRUB boot loader appropriately. There should be an option to install Grub to the MBR, which you should do.

You should now be able to select either Linux or Windows at boot time.

I hope this helps
--Ian
I will try just installing linux and see what happens, i don't think arch will auto detectect, but it is worth a shot....
And thx for the explained setup, but i do know my way around linux and installing it, but i have not tried to do dual boot for like 10 years :P

And thx to storm for the freeware tip got partition magic though
 
Old 11-02-2006, 03:36 AM   #5
kbutcher5
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Arch and yes winblows on one :P
Posts: 105

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I got dual boot to work, though i'm not using it anymore.
If you need a guide to it, just go to wikiarch, i've made one there under dual boot
that would be wiki.archlinux.org and then searching for "dual boot"
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing dual Boot 98/Linux - WONT 'LILO' Dual Boot !? L1nux3d Linux - Laptop and Netbook 15 02-11-2006 05:36 AM
Fedora Core 3 Dual Boot, Dual Hard drives, Grub Boot Loader Denali03 Linux - Newbie 1 03-04-2005 01:44 PM
hOw to dual boot linux suse with a dual boot win98/xp pc walterkai Suse/Novell 1 12-14-2004 05:04 PM
Advice (and some) Needed: Dual-HDD, Dual-Boot - Linux, WinXP elnomadkvn Linux - General 1 03-28-2004 10:11 AM
Newbie needs Mandrake/Win98 dual-HD, dual boot system design help... buddha Linux - Newbie 20 09-04-2003 08:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration