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Old 08-18-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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Question Dual Booting problem


I'am newbie for linux.I've Red hat linux Advance Server which i'am learning to make career, i want to install it in my pc without harming WindowsXP,and even when i am changing linux distro (Fedora 7). How can dual Boot my computer without Harming MBR for windows.
PC configuration:
PIV 3GHz, 915 GAV intel, 512 mb RAM. windowsXP sp2.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 07:01 AM   #2
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I'am newbie for linux.I've Red hat linux Advance Server which i'am learning to make career, i want to install it in my pc without harming WindowsXP,and even when i am changing linux distro (Fedora 7). How can dual Boot my computer without Harming MBR for windows.
PC configuration:
PIV 3GHz, 915 GAV intel, 512 mb RAM. windowsXP sp2.
A Google search, or a search here of LQ, will turn up a massive amount of info on dual booting with XP.

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Old 08-18-2007, 07:24 AM   #3
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I am not using Redhat but have used Loadlin with SlackwareX. Here is good link: http://www.slackbook.org/html/booting-dual.html Look at 7.3.1.2

http://my.justlinux.com/forum/showth...hlight=loadlin

Hope you get this working so you don't have to waste tons of time researching like i have had to
 
Old 08-18-2007, 07:51 AM   #4
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without Harming MBR for windows.
One very simple way is to install another hard drive just for Linux, and a) change boot order in the BIOS, or b) use a boot floppy for Linux.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 08:50 AM   #5
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3 different methods of

To install Linux and keep Windows untouched like a virgin

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

There is a 4th method now and that is by a virtual machine management layer, like VMware.

Last edited by saikee; 08-18-2007 at 09:33 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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Hi

check XOSL its a free Bootmanager, but it will install into the MBR, it comes with an uninstaller.
Its on the Ultimate Boot CD. check the Wikipedia for XOSL.

an advise besides: please create a primary DATA partition(FAT32) and Copy your Data, or just use an USB-Stick.
 
  


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