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Old 03-09-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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Installing Windows XP after installing Red Hat 9


Hi

After joining the Linux scene for a few months (and been amazed at how good it is) I was shocked to find out I'll need Windows again.

I need to start making a few Windows apps again, and theres a few other things i'll need it for...
Only problem is that i'm not prepared to have to wipe all my Linux things to install Windows, especially after all the battles I fought and eventually won to get Mono, monodevelop, GTKMM everything else to work right.
I also can't store things on a disc as I have no CD re-writer on this computer.

Everything I've read says to install Windows first as its a hassle otherwise, so I thought i'd ask for a bit of help on overcoming that hassle.

I've looked around on the net and found one or two things, but nothing that I can understand. I'm a Linux newbie, i'll admit it, so it won't be that easy for me.

Thanks alot.

Paul
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:08 PM   #2
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from my experience when u install windows on another partitiion, then u won't see a boot loader at all. Ur machine would just boot straight to windows so u'll have to reinstall grub or lilo for ur bootloader to work again
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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So your saying it would be fine, but it wouldn't give me the option of which OS i wanted to use, just drop me straight into Windows?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:41 PM   #4
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yeah just load up you linux disk after the install of windows and reinstall grub or lilo and then configure it to give you 2 options linux or windows
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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Re: Installing Windows XP after installing Red Hat 9

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Originally posted by BluePyre
Everything I've read says to install Windows first as its a hassle otherwise, so I thought i'd ask for a bit of help on overcoming that hassle.

I've looked around on the net and found one or two things, but nothing that I can understand. I'm a Linux newbie, i'll admit it, so it won't be that easy for me.
I have never seen or heard of a successfully installed WinXP after/behind linux.

Unless someone has some big magic that I am not aware of, WinXP must be installed first. (On the same drive)

That sucks, but "life" sucks.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:44 PM   #6
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I haven't got a disk, just the installation CD...

So i'd have to make a new partition (which I have no idea how to do through Linux), then run the windows installation cd and make it install on the new partition, then install grub or lilo..
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:15 PM   #7
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yeah lilo or grub is most likely on your installation cd

i have done this with slackware cuz i installed slackware first
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:37 PM   #8
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Okay it seems alrite.
I take it I have to create the new partition first. How would I go about doing that?
And if it wont let me go onto Linux, how am I supposed to get onto it to install Lilo or Grub
 
  


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