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Old 10-02-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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A trick to prevent your XP from being Hurt


if u want dual boot,
leave space at the end of the disk,
and leave a space of about 10MB after your ext3 and swap partition,
so that whenever u fdisk /mbr to erase ur bootloader,
u will be able to boot into XP as normal.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 08:28 AM   #2
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how does this help? I've don't think i've come across any issues using dos fdisk to reinstate an xp bootloader at all.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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It's much better to have a separate machine so that you do not have to dual-boot. Failing that, have a completely separate drive.

Some recent machines have the ability to boot from any installed disk-drive, so that you can literally leave your NT system and your Linux system completely untouched, and still accomplish "dual booting." You do it by means of your BIOS boot-device selection. And you arrange things so that the two operating-systems basically ignore one-another's presence.

But having a separate computer is best, IMHO. Grab that "old" machine out of your closet (which is probably not-so-old, 'cept that the computer salesman on duty that day was really good ... ...) and use it to learn Linux.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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i did so because i found that windows XP stores some essential booting file at the end og HDD.
 
  


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