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> Dual Boot Problems Ahead?, Installing XP on separate drive from Lnx
post Oct 25 2003, 12:34 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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So I have SuSE 8.2 on one drive - -I'm about to add my 2nd drive to my computer and install XP on it . My question is whether XP will fuck with my Grub booting. Ideally I would like to default to booting into Linux (unless otherwise stated) but some people tell me that Windows "doesn't like to share with other OSs" And will somehow override my Grub booting and install it's own boot loader on top of it. I woud imagine that I will need to -reinstall grub after installing XP anyway, but am unsure of what will happen with installing XP in the first place. Massive problems ahead or "not too big a deal?"

Any advice, information? blink.gif
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post Oct 25 2003, 10:15 AM
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Its GNU/

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The XP install is going to over write the mbr of the boot drive....I recommend that you use Bootpart and modifiy the XP bootloader after the install of XP. Here are some instructions for bootpart.

Johnny Hughes
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