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Old 07-31-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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duel boot question

I just got a new Toshiba satellite.
it has vistool on it (stool is a name for a pile of shit)
so to set up a duel boot system do I need to reinstall vistool
and what O/S do I install first
any body got any thoughts on this

what is the minim hard drive space will vistool need

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You already have vista installed so to dual-boot, just install whatever version of Linux you choose and if it uses Grub bootloader, install Grub to the mbr of the hardrive and it should detect the windows partition and put an entry in the /boot/grub/menu.lst directory to give you the option on OS's on boot. Doing this will obviously write over the vista mbr entry.

Windows installed first on a primary partition (preferably first partition) then Linux.

vista hardrive space, 6-8GB, I think, but never used it so not sure?
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WARNING : if you are using vista DO NOT but grub on the mbr Vista Sp1 will turn your computer into a brick if the Microsoft boot loader in not in MBR( hd0,0)

use the vista partition tool to resize the drive ( after you cleaned it of unnecessary files)
i use fedora 8 so, repartition it then use the Linux ( fedora) install disk to install and put grub on the first partition of the linux partition( hd1,0) .NOT the windows partition


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