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Old 02-24-2002, 11:04 AM   #1
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Question installing Windows XP + Linux + Grub


Alright here goes...... I have about 100 gigs of hard drive space that spans 2 drives. I want to install a dual boot between windows XP and Linux. I am a at linux. I have installed at current Windows XP and linux but each time i boot i get a Grub loading error and am forced to boot each time with the boot disk that was made with linux. If i could just fix the boot problem i would be happy but from what I am reading it seems like the only way i could do it is to drop Grub and let the windows boot loader start windows, and if i want to boot linux ill put in the disk. some say that to get rid of grub i have to do a fdisk /mbr but i fear this will destroy my extended partitions which i can't lose. so this is what i need. if you can help me fix the setup i have now then cool let me know, but if i need to reinstall everything thats fine but please tell me in detail how i setup the partitions so everything boots normally. thanks......
Old 02-24-2002, 11:39 AM   #2
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Ok let me get this straight.

You are using Caldera Openlinux and you are new to linux? it so then i recommend trying Mandrake and it will set up your bootloader automatically if you install linux after you install windows.


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