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Old 05-02-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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Red face how to do daul boot.

I have a laptop having RHEL 5 install on it. I want to install xp in it (daul boot). since i am a linux noob so please post step by step instructions. I don,t want to lose the linux part.
Old 05-02-2009, 06:44 AM   #2
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This is a little more complicated than installing XP first, because the XP installer itself won't set up a dual-boot bootloader for you. The bootloader is the program which loads the operating system when you turn on your computer.

In fact, the Windows installer will install a Windows bootloader that can only boot up Windows, which means you have to install a dual-boot bootloader yourself after installing Windows.

You can find a howto at

The HOWTO assumes that you're using Ubuntu, but should work on any distribution that uses GRUB as a bootloader. Before you do anything, you can check for a directory named /etc/grub/; if you have that then you are using a GRUB bootloader and these instructions should work fine.

Hope that helps,

—Robert J Lee
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lol, a daul boot.
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