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Old 06-18-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
ronnie1kyazze
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Installing Windows Xp on another hard drive with Linux on another


I have two hard drives C and D and I have installed Linux Suse 8.2 on C and there is currently no operating system on D but there are files that I can view and read through Linux. I would like to install Windows XP on drive D but I want linux boot manager to recognize the Windows on D after it is installed and include it in its boot manager so that I have Windows as an option to boot when I boot my PC. I want linux on entire C and Windows on entire D.

What is the best way to do this because I do not know what happens when you install Windows after Linux.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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Try this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=196

Take not of which /dev/hda* you have linux installed on, ie it might be /dev/hda1

Post if you have any problems
 
Old 06-18-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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LQ is a great place to come for all Linux users. However, asking basic questions without searching LQ and Google first is discouraged. Please read the forum rules. Your question is answered too many times here.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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Since there can be problems with Windows and bootloaders I prefer to let Windows not know about it.
Besides the usual Windows overwriting the boot sector on install or reinstall there is also the sometimes fatal NTLDR not detected. Or, as I discovered recently, the cannot boot after updates problem.
The best way that I have found to let Windows believe it is in charge is to install it while the hard drive is in the primary master position but then move it to primary slave (or elsewhere) for general usage. Both LILO and GRUB have map-drive options that allow telling Windows it is STILL on the primary master when it boots.
If Windows freaks out one day and has a need to overwrite the boot sector, or just needs a reinstall, move the drive temporally back to primary master and let Windows exert itself.
As I mentioned, after the last "patch Tuesday" Windows would not boot. Nothing. Dead.
I moved the drive to primary master, boot into the repair console and ran "fixboot". Windows is now happy again. Oddly I do not recall any of the updates being for the Windows bootloader.
Adding Windows to either LILO or GRUB is easy.
Are you using the default GRUB with SUSE?
 
  


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