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Old 08-03-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
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Question making space for windows...


i have madndrake 9.1 and i want to install windows on a small parition for gaming. i wanted to know is there anyway i can install windows without having to format my hd then reinstalling windows and linux again? how can i create a new parition from mandrake?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 03:46 AM   #2
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Red face Sounds like fun

That would be interesting to do. Windows WILL overwrite the MBR and when you move the partition/hard drive Linux will not know where to find it. You will also probably lose your data during the repartition part of this endeavor.
I can't help you with this but I'll be curious to see if it can be done. There should be a way but I haven't tried that one before.

Good luck. Keep checking, someone may have a plan.

 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:22 AM   #3
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All you need to do is use parted to resize your linux partition. Then, add a FAT32 partition (prefrebly PRIMARY). Install windows on it.

As dalek said, win will overwrite the MBR, but then all you need to do is boot from your linux CD, and run grub-install (presuming your using GRUB, i dunno what it is for LILO) to put GRUB in the MBR.

Simple
 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:29 AM   #4
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Thumbs up I thought somebody would have a plan

Could he run from a boot floppy /sbin/lilo to get back Linux? I've never done it so I'm not sure, just a thought. What about the fstab file? Won't it be wrong then? Point to the wrong partition etc?

Why are so many websites down? Newegg, msnbc and some others are not responding. Ping don't even bounce back?

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Old 08-03-2003, 08:24 AM   #5
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What games are you planning to play?

Another alterntive is to keep linux as it is.

Winex3 is a great little program for running games under linux. It has directx8 inbuilt so you can play games like SOF2, RTCW/RTCW-ET, Counterstrike and Battlefeild 1942. If you have a Nvidia card, then your set. No need for windows anymore.

I'm currently playing SOF2 and RTCW-ET under winex3, and it's fantastic the performace and stability.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:58 AM   #6
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see this thread.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3&goto=newpost

Obviously if you make a bootable linux with grub from Mandarake. You may be able to boot into Mandrake after you install windows
-as said by "Dalek" above.
Remember to install windows you need a primary partion so if you have created a linux native + a linux swap as primary partion you may create 2 more Primary partion. Linux bootable can be installed in a logical partion also if you use grub. Same is not true with windows.
Thanks,
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:30 AM   #7
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i plan to play warcraft only but see the thing is i have an s3 savage mx/ix card and mandrake and redhat see it, but i have to install savages generic drivers to make it work, if i try the mx/ix driver it simply doesnt work, and i dont think it has opengl support on linux for that card
 
  


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