Installing Windows along with Pre-Existing Linux
Sorry in advance for posting about something that's probably been discussed.
So, blah blah, I have rh9 installed. I need windows now. I don't want to reformat and start by installing windows first like every single dual boot howto says (that I can find anyway). How's this done?
I'm assuming I can partition my HD using parted. Is there anything I can do, like defragmenting, that will reduce the chances of me losing all my information when I try to repartition my hd. I'm running ext3 if it makes a difference.
So after I repartition I imagine I'll have to format it as fat32, and run the windows installer. Hopefully it finds the right partition and installs itself ok with no problems.
Then I'm guessing it's going to overwrite the mbr with the windows loader. That means I'll probably have to boot off my RH9 install cd and go into "rescue" mode. Then what the hell do I run to re-install grub and tell it to point to both linux and windows?
Also, exactly how risky is repartitioning a hard drive in linux anyway? Any success or failure stories?