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Old 09-22-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
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Installing windows after linux


Hello!

In my install of RH9, I left some 20 gigs of free space unformatted for use with windows in the future since there are no linux drivers for my scanner ()

Anyway - if I just put the win98 cd in, and install, it tells me that it needs to format C:\

I don't know if C:\ means the left over unformatted space, or all of my hard drive - som I'm kinda scared...
Is it safe to keep formatting and installing win98, while keeping my Linux?


anyone had any experience with this sort of thing?

//Ziggamon
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:13 AM   #2
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well you will have to partition the drive on the unformatted space, and you obviously have to format as it can't install on the unformatted space....when you will format it will only format the unformatted space, and it won't touch linux, so the only thing you will have to worry about is the partitioning stage....cause here you could, if not careful, remove your linux partition...
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:50 AM   #3
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The thing is, I formatted it, but after the format - the win98 installation program tells me that I need to format it again since something something isn't working...

this is what i'm afraid of...
If I'm not partitioning - CAN LINUX BE ERASED?

I saw somewhere that you weren't supposed to install win after linux, but since I hade reserved free space for it i figured it might work anyways...
 
Old 09-22-2003, 11:47 AM   #4
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Originally posted by ziggamon
....If I'm not partitioning - CAN LINUX BE ERASED?

I saw somewhere that you weren't supposed to install win after linux, but since I hade reserved free space for it i figured it might work anyways...
As long as you don't try to install Windows over Linux, everything should be fine

As far as installing Windows after Linux, Windows has a nasty habit of overwriting the master boot record ( which destroys your grub bootloader)
 
Old 09-22-2003, 04:44 PM   #5
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Ok, and how do get the bootloader back then?
 
  


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