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Old 08-14-2002, 12:27 AM   #1
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upgrading windows on a dual boot

I'm running win 98 and RH 7.2 and i'm wanting to upgrade windows to xp. will upgrading mess with the MBR at all?

Old 08-14-2002, 12:37 AM   #2
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when i reinstalled XP i could not find an option to not overwrite the MBR... i had to boot from linux floppies then run /sbin/lilo and lilo wrote back over the MBR...
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make *N*X boot floppy
sidegrade Windoze
boot from floppy
/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda# insert appropriate hdx
to reinstall grub
Old 08-14-2002, 01:13 AM   #4
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Yes, I believe I haven't ever seen an option either, just like meat-head said. Once XP is installed, you will need to put back in your linux CD's and rerun lilo, or from boot floppies as meat-head suggested. Remember that you cannot (not rock solid, but still in very ALPHA stages) write to NTFS, and may want to create a Fat32 partition to share info on.
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Thanks for the info!


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