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Old 10-06-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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Dual booting W95,98,2000,XP,Gentoo


I have 200GB HD and i'd like to run Windows 95, Windows 98SE, windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Gentoo.

I'm going to be setting up the Linux first and then Windows XP PRO. (in that exact order) Although I do remember having an issue with my system once when I tried it this way. But i'm going to try it again and see what my outcome is just for the enjoyment and knowledge.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
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if you are good enough to have gentoo, why the hell do you need windows?
now, i have just instaled gentoo. And i am having problems with my distfiles. They are not up to date(i took them from my universal cd) and emerge rsync, emerge sync, don't work. So i have found a much faster and easyer way to update portage. I go to a mirror and i just download the portage and then i unpack it in the /usr/portage directory. however, this doesn't update distfiles. What must I doo?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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Old 10-06-2004, 02:39 PM   #4
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Re: Dual booting W95,98,2000,XP,Gentoo

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Originally posted by bluedevlx
I have 200GB HD and i'd like to run Windows 95, Windows 98SE, windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Gentoo.

I'm going to be setting up the Linux first and then Windows XP PRO. (in that exact order) Although I do remember having an issue with my system once when I tried it this way. But i'm going to try it again and see what my outcome is just for the enjoyment and knowledge.
I really don't reccomend that unless you make a Gentoo boot disk - Winxp will overwrite your MBR.
Also: Dualbooting 2 NTFS OS'es on the same HDD, you may have some serious file crosslinking issues ahead of you...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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there isn't that ulr in my cd.
and moreover, i have gone thought all the instalation steps of the installation. And i have updated the distfiles with my cdrom. However, it is not up do date.( my cdrom has been downloaded 4 days ago). Isn't there a *.tar.bz2 containing all the distfiles that i can unpack?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 03:59 PM   #6
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Yes scuzzman you do have a point about the crosslinking of files. Maybe i'll just have Win95, 98, Gentoo, XP
ALright I do see why it's best to install linux after xp, since it does overwrite the mbr.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 08:14 AM   #7
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pauloref,

you need to be able to update using emerge rysnc, otherwise trying to keep the system up to date will be a nightmare. What is going wrong when you try to do this update?

to answer your other question the distfiles are downloaded as part of the emerge process. It is possible to look in the ebuild for the original file location and download the file manually but that kinda defeats the purpose of using portage.

bluedevlx,

as scuzzman pointed out it would be a lot easier for you if you installed gentoo last. If you are worried about boot partitions etc then create all your partitions first, install the o/s's in whatever order you like but leave linux till last. If you have created a linux boot prtatiton the is the first of the disc for example you can now use it and get the best of both worlds
 
  


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