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Old 01-17-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Windows on to linux machine dual boot + boot from a cd on fedora core 3 (grub)

Does anybody no how i can install windows xp onto my computer even though i have already installed linux?

Also does anyone no how to boot from a cd from grub or wateva its call on fedora core 3?

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Old 01-18-2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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If you want to install Windows, you have to have a spare partition. And that's all there is to it. No matter if you have Linux already on the harddisk. Just free one partition and install Windows on it. Remebere Windows requires a primary partition to install to. And will sometimes complain about not having the first partition. Once you install Windows, you will lose the GRUB boot loader and will have to reinstall it. Get the FC3 rescue disc and boot from that. Once inside, you have to run

$ grub
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> logout
$ /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

and logout to reboot. You should have a grub boot loader up and running again.

Replace hd0,0 and hda according to your partitions. Any other questions you might have, post them here.
Old 01-18-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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there's no need to run

$ /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda


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