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Old 11-06-2005, 07:21 AM   #1
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Mounting XP on the External hard disk..


I have a copy of Mandrake 10.1 sitting nice and happily on my Toshiba 2430 laptop, and a Freecomm 40Gb attached to it for some more space..

I was wondering if it was possible to keep Linux on my hard disk as is, and boot XP or indeed Me or 98se from the External USB Hard disk?

Why would i want ot do this? Gadmei USB TV Tuner not recognised in Linux... I'm about to move back to the UK from Thailand, and i want to watch TV, but don't want to buy a TV Set, and this USB TV Tuner ain't supported under linux... So I need a copy of windows somewhere

the way i see it i have 2 options

1) have Windoze boot from the USB HDD (point grub to boot from /dev/sda1 etc..?)
2) repartition my Internal HDD, reload XP on a 5DB partition, and reload Mandrake on the remaining 25GB and download ALL the updates again...

Unless there is a way to repartion a linux hard disk size without lsoing all that is on the hard disk?

does anyone have any suggestions on how to achive one of the above?
 
  


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