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Old 05-06-2006, 04:38 AM   #1
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installing windows xp


I am using suse 10.0 in my laptop.
Now i want to install winxp .how can I?
 
Old 05-06-2006, 07:00 AM   #2
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More info needed , how much harddisk , and such , with this kind of post , u will never get answers
 
Old 05-06-2006, 08:18 AM   #3
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Arrow Installing WinXP

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Originally Posted by noorudin
I am using suse 10.0 in my laptop.
Now i want to install winxp .how can I?


This can be done simply by using a bootable WinXP CD. Put it in the drive and adjust the bios to boot from CD.
That's all...
 
Old 05-06-2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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windows is a hog though, and may not like not being on anything but the 1st partition of the 1st hard drive.

It may work though.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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Partitions issue

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Originally Posted by GlennsPref
windows is a hog though, and may not like not being on anything but the 1st partition of the 1st hard drive.

Well, i have three OS installed. The first is winME (i know that's the most stupid version of OS ever created ), the second is WinXP on the 2nd partition of the first HDD, and the third is FC4 on the 1st partition of the 2nd HDD.

So, i think WinXP can work fine on 2nd partitions.

Frankly, i think you might find a problem, why? Because xp needs a boot.ini file to found on the C drive (the first partition), but since you have a linux version installed on it, and i doubt that XP will be able to read its filesystem, so, if you manually place this boot.ini file on the first partition, i guess, it won't be readable, i.e. xp won't launch....
That's what i expect !

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Old 05-06-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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you can install windows on ANY linux machine but keep mind of the following:

1)windows MUST write to the mbr, so if your primary partition happens to be a
non-windows partition windows WILL fail @ "detecting hardware" directly after
boot.

2)IF your mbr is free of partitions windows will still overwrite it. so you will
need to reinstall your suse bootloader.

3)windows has no problem running on a secondary partition, as long as it can
read/write the mbr the install will work

4)if you later on want to uninstall linux keep in mind that simply removing your
linux boot-loader WILL destroy your windows bootloader as well, uninstall the
bootloader rather then just delete it.


so, in fact if you want to run windows and linux next to each other, you can do it but best in this order:
pri. part. 1: FAT32 or VFAT boot filesystem
pri. part. 2: windows NTFS root
pri. part. 3: linux EXT3/REISERFS root

this way your boot partition will allway's be read/writable for both windows and linux. and you should be able to reinstall windows if needed. you can install your windows on other partitions and you CAN use your primary partition as a non-windows partition, but keep in mind that a reinstall of windows will cause in a crash since it cannot read the mbr itselve.

once installed you can make your own boot record if you want to.
 
  


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