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Re: [SLE] Installing Win XP alogn with an existant SusE 8 Installation
  • From: "Jerome R. Westrick" <jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 20:45:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <1085597127.22292.44.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 20:35, Janus Sandsgaard wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 May 2004 17:06, Armando Cerna wrote:
>
> > You can use parted to resize your current partition to make room for xp
> > then you have to install xp then boot off the suse cd and some how
> > reinstall grub on the MBR that windows wrote over.
>
> I have successfully installed WinME after SuSE 9.0 (on a partition reserved
> for the purpose). But I heard that this procedure does not work with Windows
> XP, since XP takes over and wipe out the entire disk. Is it a real risk of
> only just FUD?
>

It overwrites the boot sector,
but that can be put back...

as mentioned above...
I'm assuming XP pro...
Home edition has lots of quirks, I make no comment there...

Jerry


> Janus
>
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> Department of Technology and Social Science.
> International Development Studies.
> ESST - Society, Science and Technology in Europe.
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