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Old 09-03-2003, 12:32 AM   #1
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Dual booting Windows xp and Mandrake

After downloading and printing out lots of instructions re: dual booting with windows xp and Mandrake 9.1, I picked the wrong one to start with, i.e that which refers to GRUB and LILO, not that it would not have worked, had I followed out the proper procedure, but in any case after rebooting I finished up with rows of 99s, which meant reformatting, installing win 98 and my upgrade of Win xp.Naturally I was rather hesitant in my next attempt, however with two lots of "Configuring LILO", "Removing the Linux LILO Boot Manager" and "How to Dual boot Windows and Linux" I started the install, papers in one hand, fingers on the keyboard, much to my delight I wasn,t asked awkward questions, went right through to the reboot, when I started to get worried. Something in the back of my mind recalled "don't reboot without LILO being in the proper boot partition". I had no option now anyway. Much to my delight it rebooted back to Linux, not only that but gave me an option of booting to windows, which I duly tried and I now have a dual boot. Piece of Cake, all that worry for nothing. Thanks to you kind regulars for all the info., as has been mentioned on many occasions, it is all there, if we take the time to look for it. Now all I need to do is work out how to configer my winmodem or buy an external. Opinions on this would be welcome
Old 09-03-2003, 12:41 AM   #2
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Please disregard the bit about winmodems, I see there is plenty of help on that subject
Old 09-03-2003, 09:23 AM   #3
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Yes, I too was surprised at how smoothly the dual boot setup went (given how differently difficult so many other things about Linux there are). My biggest trial was getting my partitions (mistakenly done in with XP's disk mgmt) set up the way I wanted. Once I did, however, all was fine. I even figured out how to edit the Grub menu so it would look the way I wanted. Choice is good!
Old 09-05-2003, 09:33 AM   #4
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I am insiall mandrake linux 9.1 i can load into windows xp and mandrake using grub


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