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Old 07-02-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing Windows XP


I have SuSe Linux 10.1 installed but I want to dual-boot Linux with WinXPPro. The problem is that I have no idea how or if it is even possible (knowing that Win will replace the boot loader). I know the easier way was to install Win first then Linux, but I install Linux first. And know I want to install Win without formatting. Is there any way of doing this Any help will be welcomed.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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Search this forum or http://google.com You'll find lot's of similar questions and answers.

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Old 07-02-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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There's a how-to in the Linux Tutorials section of the site.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 02:58 PM   #4
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First, you forgot to write where did you installed your boot leader (floppy,HD).
If you installed on an HD, then you better install again the linux's boot leader on floppy, and let the Windows switch the default to Boot Manager.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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First, you forgot to write where did you installed your boot leader (floppy,HD).
If you installed on an HD, then you better install again the linux's boot leader on floppy, and let the Windows switch the default to Boot Manager.
I don't have a floppy drive. (My new comp didn't come with one and I don't have a USB Floppy)
 
Old 07-05-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
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You can always use a livecd or rescue cd to boot back into linux and restore your bootloader after the xp install.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 06:10 PM   #7
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You can always use a livecd or rescue cd to boot back into linux and restore your bootloader after the xp install.
I used my knoppix live cd to install grub and it worked. Thanx
 
Old 07-06-2006, 01:40 PM   #8
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Well, you can always install windows XP, boot from linux installation cd, and when informed to press enter, type
Code:
linux root= your targeted linux partition---> #EXAMPLE - linux root=/dev/hda2#
Then the it will boot the kernel included in the cd. If the kernel is old, you can re-create the boot loader with the boot loader configuration command (make sure that the information in /etc/thebootloader.conf is correct and updated to the installed kernel.)------> EXAMPLE -
Code:
ilo: cd /etc joe lilo.conf #Information is correct#
Hope this will help you!

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:02 AM   #9
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Hy there ...here's a solution to this problem....:

http://www.softwarecity.org/forum/vi...php?pid=30#p30

Hope this helps
 
  


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