Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2002, 06:58 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy help! dual booting with redhat 7.3 and XP

I have 7.3 installed on my pc currently and would like to install XP to have a dual boot system. I already tried removing 7.3 by erasing it's disk partitions with fdisk. Then I tried to install XP but during the installation process XP needed to reboot and linux's GRUB booter was still on my system! Needless to say the XP installation never finished

How can I remove GRUB from my disk and then make XP and 7.3 work in harmony?

Old 12-14-2002, 10:15 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando
Distribution: Whatever I feel like at the time I install.
Posts: 284

Rep: Reputation: 30
first boot up with the disk that has fdisk on it
then run:
fdisk /mbr
this will erase your master boot record without hurting your WinXP install.
Then after finishing the XP install reinstall Redhat and whichever boot loader you pick will autodetect the XP install and everything will be ok


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dual booting xp mandrake/redhat two hd theo400 Linux - Software 2 12-07-2006 05:41 AM
Re: Dual booting Redhat 9 and Slack 9.1 MunCH Slackware 11 06-13-2004 04:23 AM
Dual booting redhat and win2k violentpurrr Linux - Newbie 15 04-23-2004 03:31 PM
Dual booting xp and redhat? statickrypt Linux - Newbie 3 12-07-2003 09:37 PM
Dual Booting w/ RedHat and XP LovinLinux Linux - Software 10 11-13-2003 11:02 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration