View Full Version : linux and xp dual boot

28-05-2002, 02:27 PM
does anyone know what the best procedure is to put an xp and linux redhat os onto two partitions on a hard drive? linux first on the d: then install xp onto c: to use the microsoft boot manager, or some other way is better?


28-05-2002, 04:10 PM
Basically, have the MS thing installed first. The partition meant for Linux should *not* be a partition.
Use FDISK to delete it! Unallocated disk space is what the installers like.

Then RTFMs ...
Have a look at the forums: 'Linux/XP' in google will give you some ideas from people who have done it.

Have a good look at the HOWTO files on your installation CDs, and the READMEs etc at the root of the install CD. Those will give you uptodate information for your distribution.

28-05-2002, 10:18 PM
I triple boot. Loaded Win95 first then Win2000 then linux RH7.3 . Win2000 handles the windows booting with Lilo comming up first to choose between Win & Linux. I prefer to use Lilo because you can use the uninstall option and reload the previous MBR whereas Grub does not allow that.