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Old 04-08-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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Running Linux and want to make a Daul Boot with XP


I am running Linux Slackware, but now want to dual boot with Windows XP.

I have no other OS but Linux running currently, what would be the most easyiest way partition a FAT32 Drive, so i can install Windows XP with out loosing any data on my Linux???

Also, how do i convert the Root partition to FAT32 so i can have 5GIG partition for Windows, and the Root where Windows and Linux can shre the rest of the drive.

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Old 04-09-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
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http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:13 AM   #3
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You're going to lose your Linux bootloader when you install XP (the XP bootloader will automatically overwrite it, and XP doesn't know or care that you want to dual-boot with Linux), so you won't be able to boot into Linux until you repair it. Before installing XP, make sure to make a boot floppy, get a LiveCD distro like SLAX, Knoppix, Mepi,s or MandrakeMove, or read up on how to use the Slack install CD as a rescue disk to repair the bootloader so you can boot both systems normally.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:58 AM   #4
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Its easy enough to repair lilo with slackware install cd
boot it up, login, chroot to your linux install and run lilo
 
Old 04-09-2004, 05:10 AM   #5
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Yes, that is simple-- as long as you know what chroot is and how to use it. Which many new users don't. Which is why I suggested that w0lv3rin3 find out (man chroot will do) before s/he needs to use it (because XP is installed and Linux can't be booted anymore). You'd also need to chroot from a LiveCD, but not from a boot floppy, which is why I suggested all three alternatives, so that w0lv3rin3 could use whatever option was best suited to his/her level of experience.

But it's good that w0lv3rin3 doesn't have to go trawling through How-To's now to find out how to use the Slack CD to repair LiLO (assuming s/he is using LiLO and not GRUB).
 
Old 04-13-2004, 08:54 PM   #6
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when i try and install QTParted I recieve Error in ./configure

configure: error: *** libparted >= 1.6.0 not installed - please install first ***
any solutions on where i can recieve this libparted for slackware
 
Old 04-14-2004, 01:51 AM   #7
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http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html
 
Old 04-14-2004, 04:13 AM   #8
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Or you could get it from CD2 of the Slack 9.1 disks, or from off the mirrors.

Here's one example:

http://www.maxtux.co.uk/dist/slackwa.../live/usr/lib/
 
  


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