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Old 11-02-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
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Installing Windows for a dualboot

I have Slackware Linux 9.1 installed on my hardddrive right now, and since
my family wants me to DualBoot with WinSuck, I have to install it.

How would I go about repartitioning my drive without losing all the data on hda1?

I have plenty of free space as my hd is a 60gb.
Old 11-02-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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If slackware is taking up all available space, you'll need to get some kind of partition program to move the data, repartition, etc. If you don't have much on the system though, I'd say make small backups of your data, install Windows on a partition you'll create, leave the rest for Slackware and then reinstall in that order.. its much less of a headache and hassle. That way Slackware will find the windows partition and usually setup lilo so you can choose at bootup which OS to install from. Installing Windows afterwards always rewrites the MBR thus making you have to boot linux from a cd or disk to rewrite the bootloader info to, etc. You can use Windows bootloader but it sucks.
Old 11-03-2004, 08:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, now all I need to do is get my floppy working so I can make a parted boot disk and
re-partition it.
Hell, I may have a Fedora disk around for that.

Anyway, thanks a bunch.

And yeah, NTLDR sucks


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