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Old 07-20-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Multiple Boot Installation Question.


Hello and greetings,

I have a 1000 gig that I have already partitioned and installed XP pro on the first partition. My goal was to have BT5 and two or three different versions of Linux boot from partitions that were created for them. When I tried to install any of the linux including BT5, they all want to share / re-partion the windows disk to piggyback the partition there and don't seem to have any option to use any other partition. I am sure this must be a simple matter that I have overlooked something but am mystified to know what it might be.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Michael
 
Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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Most distros now have an option on the installation when it asks (or tells you) what portion of hd will be partitioned a button callled 'Option' or 'Advanced' or 'Expert' which will allow you to repartition or select the partitions yourself.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:05 AM   #3
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Delete the partitions you've created, except for the XP one of course. It's best to have free, unallocated space and let whatever distro(s) you're installing do the partition creation and formatting.
 
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Most distros now have an option on the installation when it asks (or tells you) what portion of hd will be partitioned a button callled 'Option' or 'Advanced' or 'Expert' which will allow you to repartition or select the partitions yourself.
Hello Larry,

Thanks for the update, I will look for it. I appreciate your quick response.

Michael
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
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Delete the partitions you've created, except for the XP one of course. It's best to have free, unallocated space and let whatever distro(s) you're installing do the partition creation and formatting.
thanks Brian, I actually already did that when I couldn't figure out how access them during the Linux install I attempted.

Thanks, Michael
 
  


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