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Old 06-29-2001, 08:27 AM   #1
penguin
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Smile Installation of Win XP after Mandrake


Hello,

I have installed Mandrake 8.0 on a new hard disk but by mistake I chose the h/d on which I have Win XP. If I reinstall Win XP on the second H/D would It overwrite the lilo? if yes can I boot from the floppy and reconfigure the boot mode under linux to have the two systems ?

Thaks guys for all your help

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Old 07-01-2001, 06:24 PM   #2
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Windows never used to like being on the second HD, so you may have to switch the drives around and then install - although not sure if this applies to XP.

Make a back-up of the kernel, by copying the file /boot/vmlinux, or something of that description, to a floppy and make sure that it works first!
BTW - can't you create a boot floppy from the Mandrake Control Centre?
 
  


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