Installing Windows XP after installing Slackware 13.37 | How to work with the MBR
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First off "Windoze" will not allow this, Secondly I need it for a new job working with the .NET framework, VB, and C#.
Otherwise I wouldn't be installing it. Monodevelop is crashing on start-up, apparently the bug is common.
If you have a slackware CD or setup a USB boot for linux via flash drive, you can use it to boot your root partition. Once you are back in Linux, just re-run lilo after you adjusted lilo.conf to boot a windows OS as well.
Thanks for the replies. I understand what your both saying. The problem is I cannot even install Windows on the NTFS parition with my current configuration.
If I could get it installed, then I could edit my boot configuration, quite a few different ways.
I've never ran into this problem before, XP WILL NOT OVERWRITE MBR, I've deleted the partitions I've created multiple times,
and wrote new ones using the XP install disc, and still it argues about the MBR. I have tried everything Windows Setup will
one of the problems I had with installing windows is that it usually needed to be close to first partitions to be installed on your system. My configuration for the hard drive is usually a small partition for /boot, then the partition needed for windows, then everything else linux.
In your case, you have windows as the last partition. Could that be the problem?
Anybody else know if windows needs to be within the first 2GB or perhaps its more about cylinders on the disk
I've never ran into this problem before, XP WILL NOT OVERWRITE MBR,
You are lucky, it always overwrote the MBR after XP was installed for me . Usually I installed Linux first, then XP, then had to use the linux boot disk to restore the MBR with lilo. I installed linux first only to get the partitions setup the way I wanted and I'm not familiar enough if windows would let me setup partitions because it didn't recognize linux anyways.
Install XP first. Use it to partition the disk, leaving empty space for your Linux installation. Once XP is installed, THEN boot from your Linux CD/DVD (whathaveyou) and do your Linux installation. When you run lilo, setup your windows partition and then your Linux boot partition. You can let lilo write the information to the MBR.
Worked everytime I've tried it.
Last edited by cwizardone; 03-05-2012 at 01:19 PM.
If I've installed XP once, I've installed it a 100 times, and it has always trashed any other OS it finds on the HD, that is, it overwrites the MBR as it wants (thinks it needs?) to be the only OS on the hard drive.
As I've said before, install XP first, then Linux.