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Old 05-17-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
merfmeister
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Which OS to install first on Dual Boot install?


Hi guys and gals.

I'm going to be installing Mandrake 10 once I get round to installing this extra 70gb drive that I have. My question is, on an XP/Mandrake Dual Boot, in what order should I install the OSes? Do I need to go through all the rigor of getting a dos boot disk to Fdisk the drive first? Or can the Mandrake install figure that out for me.

I'll be thinking about a 15gb Primary linux partition and a 5gb swap partition.

thanks all.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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Install Windows first - it overwrites the master boot record ruining grub/lilo.

I usuall fdisk my hd into 2 partitions (if I need to - or use Partition Magic to resize Windows) or 3 if I want a shared fat32 partition, install Windows and then Linux.
 
  


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