Dual boot windows/slackware, but slackware installed first?
i just installed slackware, and its been really cool, and i just got my internet working. although, sad to say, i sort of miss the games and such that do work on windows. i've tried Wolfenstein: Enemy Territorry, but it dosen't work on my slackware box (the graphics refresh at like every 3 seconds, and i have to move my mouse bit by bit). I know how to dual boot windows/slackware, but pretty much all the manuals about dual booting tells you to install windows first, then install the linux distro. but i'm wondering, is it possible for me to install windows after slackware? or will i have to uninstall slackware, install windows, then reinstall slackware? thanks first.
Nope, just reinstall lilo after windows.
Yes it's possible to install Windows after Linux.
1. With a dual drive, you can install Windows to the second drive
2. With just one drive, you would have to use a partition resizing program in Linux to create an empty partition for Windows then install it
However, the very first step would be to create a Slackware bootdisk, so that you can get back into Slackware, add Windows to the LILO boot menu and reinstall LILO to the MBR.
There is also a way of using Windows boot loader to start Linux. It only applies if you're using Windows 200* or XP, though.
Terms I would try in Google:
install linux then windows
use ntldr to boot linux
and ET actually runs on your slack?! :scratch:
I've tried on mine but I lacks some stuff....
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