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Re: [SLE] Linux and Windows XP :-)
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:58:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <1109692689.6057.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 10:26, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 March 2005 07:55, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> > My system at work is dual booted to SuSE 9.2 Professional and Windows XP. I
> > was sharing the 2 desktop systems over a KVM until a week or so ago when I
> > got a TFT monitor, and gave the KVM to someone else. The Keyboard and Mouse
> > that came with this system are USB, but the old stuff was PS/2.
> > I plugged in the new Monitor, Keyboard and mouse, booted up to SuSE, and
> > everything came up perfectly. :-)))))
> >
> > Then, to test Windows XP, rebooted, the XP boot loader gave me the
> > presentation for normal and safe modes. But, one I came up in the
> > ctrl-alt-delete splash screen, neither the keyboard nor the mouse worked.
> > Maybe the system is telling me not to use XP :-)
>
> I think that every time you select windoze from the grub menu it should have a
> popup that asks "Why are you doing this to me?" In my case it's because there
> are still games that don't run easily on linux. But hopefully that will
> continue to improve.

Not that I want to make our lives more complicated using M$ Software
but doesn't XP have it's own boot loader on the order of the one that
came with NT? I know that with NT you can, and it was recommended that
you, use the NT boot loader to choose OS'.


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