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Old 05-11-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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Multibooting With Windows Xp and Slackware 9.1


Just a note that I have used Knoppix before (but booting from the CD) just to feed my interest. Now I wanna try the real thing.


I have decided to install Slackware 9.1 on my computer with Windows xp existing as a Primary boot. I am not sure what to expect when I install linux on a machine with a windows based OS already on my comp

I plan to create a partition for linux seperate to windows and giving it about 3gig of free space...

My query is I am worried about being prompted with a boot menu so I can choose which OS I want to startup...and I do NOT want to loose windows in the process of doing all this. At the current time its difficult for me to back my stuff up right now becase I got no cash for a secondary hard drive but thas besides the point.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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slackware has a bootloader

slackware comes with lilo which will give you the option to boot windows or slackware
 
  


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