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tsintjago 10-09-2009 04:43 PM

How do I install windows a linux system to have a dualboot?
 
Hi

I currently have a Red Hat linux system and would like to have a dualboot linux-windows. Can someone give directions to do this. I'd appreciate it.

T

lwoos 10-09-2009 06:51 PM

There are several tutorials out there on the web. Also, it has been my experience that it is generally easier to install windows first then your distro of linux. Windows gets kinda pushy about having the mbr.

syg00 10-09-2009 07:02 PM

To some extent depends on the Windoze version - try this. Use the drop-down box at the top for related how-tos.

jmc1987 10-09-2009 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsintjago (Post 3713958)
Hi

I currently have a Red Hat linux system and would like to have a dualboot linux-windows. Can someone give directions to do this. I'd appreciate it.

T


You should always install windows first but there are time to time where linux was installed first. So try this. Installf Windows on Linux box. Windows will Override your MBR (Master boot record). Then try to reinstall grub/lilo which ever you use.

That may work.

tsintjago 10-15-2009 02:40 PM

dualbooting linux-windows
 
Thanks for all the replies, I decided to install open suse linux after the windows installation and went well. Th system is dualbooting now

Quote:

Originally Posted by lwoos (Post 3714025)
There are several tutorials out there on the web. Also, it has been my experience that it is generally easier to install windows first then your distro of linux. Windows gets kinda pushy about having the mbr.



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