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Old 07-02-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Vista Dualboot


Ok I have an HP dv9210us laptop with Vista Home on it. It also has a 6.58GB partition that is put in by HP for recovery. Anyway I want to install BT2 in a dual boot configuration. I have done some research through Google and I havent really found a 100% strait sure-fire way of doing it. Also if I do this i would like it to be something I can un-do if I decide to in the future. So my real big question here is this. How can I install BT2 (backtrack 2) onto my vista partition and not screw anything up? (I use it for work and school so the "not screwing anything up" part is crucial.

Thank you all for the help and keep up the great work.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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I'd be frightened to death if a person would tell me they had a 100% strait sure fire way of doing anything (especially with computers). There's "Murphey's Law".
 
Old 07-02-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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Well yea I know that but I guess what I was trying to say was that one site says not to do a dual boot of anything and vista because of the new NTFS vista uses. Other sites say how to do it but then all in different ways. So I guess what im asking is what is a/the correct way that has been proven to work without any/many issues?
 
Old 07-02-2007, 07:00 PM   #4
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I can't help you there, I've only worked with XP and 98 for multiboot systems. I'm not sure about Vista but XP has a backup utility that you can put the system on restore cds. If you want safety you might want to check into that.

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:37 PM   #5
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you can get a program for vista to ajust the bootloader and such, I forget what it is called
 
  


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