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Old 04-10-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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Age old dual boot question

I know there are posts on this but it's hard to find the right one.

I have mandrake installed on secondary master. (HDC) which I can't switch to primary because then I can't boot anymore (Kernel init not found)

I want to install windows xp on the secondary slave part of that cable. How do I do this without interrupting my MBR? I want to put the windows loader into grub myself and call for hdd1 (I think)

Here's what I want to do: I install windows with the master disconnected it won't touch my original MBR and then I reconnect the linux harddrive after and all is good. Linux boots up as normal again. (makes sense to me)

Will this work?
Old 04-10-2004, 12:34 PM   #2
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Check out the "map-drive" function in 'man lilo.conf'.
You can put your drives where you want.
I once used the map-drive function to move Windows installed on primary master to primary slave. Worked fine.
Good Luck.


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