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Old 09-01-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy quick fstab solution

greetings folks,

got behind the "parted" issue
so here i am with a new partition
fat32 with boot set ON in the end of the hard drive
now i want to set the FSTAB right?
in order to use the new partition in boot time
to install windows on this parition.

is that the way to do it in linux?
am i right about the need to change the fstab?

Old 09-01-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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/etc/fstab controls the mount points and options for filesystems mounted under Linux, you don't have to change it if it works.

Windows doesn't care what you've written there. To install windows, make a boot disk (windows will overwrite your Master Boot Record (you won't be able to boot into Linux) ), the boot disk will allow you to boot back into Linux and install a multi-os boot loader. Run the installer, it will simply ignore any partitions it doesn't recognize. Once installed, use the boot disk to reinstall LILO or GRUB. You will need to edit your /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf file to add your new installation to the list of boot time options. Procedure will vary depending on your setup, the manpages should help.


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