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dual boot Win XP and SuSE 7.3
  • From: DSprankle2@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Dale A. Sprankle II)
  • Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 19:19:06 -0500
  • Message-id: <17F12FA7.103CBE05.0A7FE612@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
This is in reply to a previuos thread that I lost. I hope the appropriate
reader gets this info...
As I said, I'd test out the dual-boot of WinXP and SuSE. So I fired up the
wife's PC...I like to test things out on her machine first, ya know! Well
anyways, it had a clean install of WinXP Pro with NTFS, I used Partition Magic6
and proceeded to make room for Linux. I created a 2GB partition behind the
windows, and then installed SuSE 7.3 to it, the installer recognized another OS
on the machine and suggested that I write LILO to a floppy, I over-rode that by
clicking on configure or customize, whichever it was, and opted to put LILO in
the MBR. Good News!!! It boots both just fine. I then wanted to see if I could
revert back to using the windows loader, so I wiped the Linux partition and
then booted from a Win98 Startup disk and ran FDISK /MBR then removed floppy
and re-booted, Voila! There was Windows XP starting up. Thank God it worked or
my wife would've killed me, Linux saved my ass again!!!

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