Seriously, has anybody dual booted XP with Linux and had problems? Do you use GAG or Grub boot loader?
Against my better judgment, I decided maybe to dual boot Linux with XP
(XP being installed first). I found a tutorial using Ubuntu for Linux
on how to do this (http://apcmag.com/
tries to make it look so easy, but the problem is in the MBR which
sometimes gets corrupted. To solve this, I found a Windows freeware
program called GAG http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/GA=
In Linux you can use the dual boot manager Grub (?) I think.
I'm asking if this is a good idea, if anybody has ha...Problem Converting Linux PC to Dual-Boot (XP, Linux)
I have a Fedora Core 2 Linux PC (Dell Optiplex GX60) that I need to
convert to a
Dual-Boot machine (WIndows XP, Fedora Core 6).
I installed XP, wiping out the existing Linux, but when I go to
partition the disk
via Knoppix/qtparted, the Knoppix CD is not seen on boot, it goes
WIndows every time.
I suspect this is due to the fact that there was a pre-existing Linux
So: what needs to be done here so I can run qtparted from Knoppix,
partition the disk, install FC6 on the back half the disk and get this
On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:16:18 -0000, Richa...Linux, Linux, Linux
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If you're more comfortable with your computer, try this one out.
If you get frustrated, don't give up so easy. There is a wealth of
information online for whichever distro you choose....grub setup for dual-boot with linux on hda and XP on sda
I know that how-do-I-set-up-GRUB is a very common question, but I have
not been able to find information on my special configuration:
| (hd0, ):
| 0 hda1 ext2 /boot
| 1 hda2 swap
| 2 hda3 ext2 /
| 3 hda4 ext2
| (hd1, ):
| 0 hdb1 ntfs K:
| (hd2, ):
| 0 sda1 ntfs C:
| 4 sda2 ntfs D:
I would like to boot XP from the GRUB boot loader. I've read some GRUB
tutorials and tried the following (from the GRUB console, after
hitting 'c' on the boot menu screen):
| rootnoverify (hd2,0)
| chainloader +1
I also tried it with makeactive, but the r...Can I setup a dual boot Mac with OS X and Suze Linux?
I know dual boots have been done before with Ubuntu.
commiebastard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I know dual boots have been done before with Ubuntu.
Yes. Well, if you mean SuSE Linux.
Gargle is your fiend.
On Apr 8, 5:12=A0am, Steve Hix <se...@NOSPAMspeakeasy.netINVALID> wrote:
> In article
> =A0commiebastard <oraclmas...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I know dual boots have been done before...Dual-everything...except dual-boot Windows\Linux
Maximum PC Dream Machine 2005:
two dual-core procs (AMD Opteron)
two terabytes of disk (Hitachi Deskstar)
two videocards (nVidia 7800)
two DVD burners (Plextor)
two 24" LCDs (Dell)
and two XP Pro operating systems (32- and 64-bit)
They chose well.
> Maximum PC Dream Machine 2005:
> two dual-core procs (AMD Opteron)
> two terabytes of disk (Hitachi Deskstar)
> two videocards (nVidia 7800)
> two DVD burners (Plextor)
> two 24" LCDs (Dell)
> and two XP Pro operating systems (32- and 64-bit)
> They chose well.
And it s...Linux along with Windows booted from USB Stick (Co-existence of Linux & Windows)
I need Windows for certain applications
and Linux for certain other applications.
But, the computer currently has only
Linux(Ubuntu Destop version - 9.10) on it.
I do not wish to disturb the Linux installed
on it. So, i am trying to have Windows via
USB stick !! :-)
I am following the below steps for
Windows XP from USB stick -
(Windows XP is booted from USB Stick)
I understand that by the above method
we can have the Windows XP booted
up from the USB Stick and Windows
XP will be using entire RAM :-(
But, i would like to have Linux also !
Is it po...Strange problem: no problem with Linux, when I boot windows 2K network is down...
This is very strange problem, looklike this problem is not going to
leave me for months. I have a computer with Windows2K and Linux. I
have Netgear 4-port Switch/Router (connected to DSL modem). If I boot
with Linux, everything is OK, I can be on-line, also two of my other
computers works fine. If I boot my PC with Win2K, then immediately all
computers are down. None of the computer connected to network. I
thought some problem with LAN card, so I went for early bird sale on
day after Thanksgiving and I got one LinkSys PCI LAN card and one
Router and I plugged new LAN card into my machin...Problems with Dual boot XP/Linux-- installing boot, NTFS, FAT32
I already have WinXP installed. I have my drive formatted
in the order below:
39 mb - FAT installed by Dell, contains diagnostics
8 gig - NTFS Windows XP
50 mb - unformatted Linux boot (to get within 1024
2 gig - NTFS WinXP Page File (swap partition)
4 gig - unformatted Linux
1 gig - unformatted Linux swap
30 gig - FAT32 Data1 (shared by XP & Linux)
12 gig - FAT32 Data2 (shared by XP & Linux)
I'm installing Red Hat 7.3. I choose custom install. If I select
"Have the installer automatically partition for you"
I...Linux OS only dual boot
I am a newby to Linux and I have a computer which is only dedicated to
Linux OS. There are many postings all over with people who have done
dual boot with a MS os and Linux but none that I have found that do it
this way. It must be common knowledge among Linux users so not even
discussed. I have a computer with 30gb with Lindows 4.0 preinstalled
and a new 80gb hd with Mepis that I installed. The hds are selected by
a Trios II PLus HD selector before boot up. I would like to install
more than one linux os on the 80gb since I have plenty of room. I can
then try to find an os which I am ...Problems Booting into Linux with Grub
Hi I am having trouble with Grub my system says that I need version
0.92-69 but the vdersion installed is 0.94-22.
I recently upgraded to KDE 3.3 and wondered if that had anything to do
I have tried uninstalling grub, rebooting and then reinstalling..... No
joy. I end up with a screen that displays the version,0.94 how much
memory neede (I think)
and finishes with the >grub as a prompt?
if I type boot, it says no kernal loaded. I am at my wits end, can
anyone please shed some light on this for me?
3FE2 D6E8 FD7E D2CB AFA4 F7B4 41DF 4A12 E50...dual boot windows + linux: installing windows 7 on first half of disk
I want to install a dual boot of Windows 7 and Linux on my Sony Vaio
Below is the output from fdisk. The /dev/sd5 partition has its
partition type set
to 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT using fdisk's t option but actually contains
I need to install Windows in partition /dev/sda5 without messing up
else. That is, I do not windows to overwrite my Linux partition when
via the recovery partition installed in /dev/sda1 presumably and when
installation is finished I want to still be able to boot both windows
or linux on /dev/sda...dual-boot freebsd 5.2 and SUSE linux, but failed to boot freebsd with grub
I installed freebsd 5.2.1 in the first partition of the the disk and
SUSE linux on the second partition.
I configured grub in SUSE with the following content in the file menu.lst:
color white/blue black/light-gray
title FreeBSD 5.2
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 vga=773
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda2 ide=nodma apm=off
acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
fdisk /dev/hda shown that:
Device Boot ...Why linux is linux
We don't destroy, we create.
We don't imitate, we build.
We are not a network, we are a personal OS.
Attempting to Speak for Linux, You wrote: <<
We don't destroy, we create.
We don't imitate, we build.
We are not a network, we are a personal OS. >>
Linux is more like this: <<
Like everything else, we consume and are consumed.
We exchange ideas with everyone,
to the point where it's almost impossible to track.
We are artisans, not mass producers. >>
Jeff Relf wrote:
> Linux is mo...I have Linux! I have Linux!
Ok, after two days of trying to get Windos 1900 installed and working , I
sat down an hour ago and installed Linux. In an hour.
Ok, I will be honest. I did have some problems, but I believe they were
of my own ignorance.
0) I started with trying to install Suse. However, I couldn't get it to
install. Why? Because I didn't read the menu. There is a startup menu
and the first entry is boot to harddisk. I thought that was the thing to
do so I did it about 4 times. Then I gave up. However, I went back to it
and subsequently realized that I should have chosen the 2nd men...Linux/Grub boot problem with SATA
I have a BioStar IDEQ 200V with M7VBA motherboard. This board
supports SATA through the VIA 8237 SATA chip. The SATA works,
too - I'm using the Linux 2.6.1 kernel, which supports that chip, and in
addition to the "standard" ATA-100 drive I installed a Seagate SATA
drive and it's recognized as /dev/hdg and I can read and write from/to
it. In fact, I copied over the whole boot drive to it.
I can even boot from the SATA drive by going through the first stage
boot on the "standard" drive, and then specifying the hdg boot partition
on the boot splash screen com...dual boot: first linux then windows
hi to everybody, i have a hardrive with gentoo linux installed and 20 G
of free space at the beginning of the hard disk. on gentoo i have
installed grub. is it possible to install windows xp on this free
space, without messing up the gentoo installation? how? any links? all
the docs i found says to install first windows then linux, but i
discovered this too late! thanks
On 19 Nov 2005 08:50:59 -0800 email@example.com wrote:
> hi to everybody, i have a hardrive with gentoo linux installed and 20 G
> of free space at the beginning of the hard disk. on gentoo i have
> installed...Dual booting OS/2 and Linux
Has anybody managed to boot OS/2 from Grub Legacy or, even better, Grub2?
I have a dual boot machine with eCS 1.2R and Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. So far I
have only been able to boot both systems when using the IBM Bootmanager
as the main bootmanager and with Grub Legacy installed to the Linux
system partition (one system partition mounted as /, one data partition
mounted as /home). Ubuntu Lucid Lynx uses Grub2 by default, but since
installing it to a partition instead of the drive's MBR did not work
correctly and is not recommended, I had to downgrade to Grub Legacy instead....[News] [Linux] Linux More Secure Than Mac OS X, Windows
How secure are Linux, Window and Mac OS?
,----[ Quote ]
| Overall it looks like the Linux kernel turns out to be the most
| secure system. Not only does it have virtually no security holes
| that lead to system access, it's also very resilient to remote
| attacks, two areas where both Windows and Mac OS X aren't doing
| very well.
Lots of nice charts on the page. Good summary.
Linux hacks rare as hens' teeth, says survey
,----[ Quote ]
| Adding more fuel to the Linux versus Windows fire, a US research firm
| this week released a ...GRUB problem (double windows + linux)
I've a weird problem. For years I've been able to boot my windows and
linux setups without any problem, but suddenly neither of both windows
versions respond, Linux does start normally. I;ve not changed anything
to any of the systems.
When I try to boot any of the windows, it hangs (really, keyboard is
dead) immediately (black screen). When I use F8, it hangs after the
selection of WinXP (also in safe mode). When I change the boot disk in
the bios to HD-0 or HD-1 (with windows), winXP starts up normally.
My setup is as follows:
IDE1: winXP (4 partitions)
IDE2: winX...Query in Dual boot(Windows+Linux)
I have dual boot PC with Windows and CentOS linux.
I installed windows and linux completely.
And when i reboot my machine
Directly its going to command prompt
Its showing GRUB loading stage 2
The command prompt is
What i have to give in command prompt so that my PC boot in Windows as
well as in Linux.
Pls. suggest me.
On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 22:49:16 -0700, kracks wrote:
> I have dual boot PC with Windows and CentOS linux. I installed windows
> and linux completely. And when i reboot my machine
> Directly its going to command promp...Dual Booting Linux and Windows XP
I am a very experienced Windows user for many years. I am very interested
in learning more about Linux but my computer resources are limited. I have
a single laptop computer (1.8GHz, 30GB, 256MB, WinXP Home, NTFS).
My computer OS is as it came from the store -- a single partition with
NTFS. I know I need to repartition the HD to make room for a Linux
installation and this is where I need help.
I have setup partitions before back in the Win9x days using FDISK & FAT32.
I know the WinXP and NTFS is a little different and I need help on what
approach to take. I am not op...Linux!! Linux!!
1890 rkiesl...@mainmatte...Installing windows after linux (dual boot)
I have RedHat Linux installed on my PC (using GRUB)
I would like to know if there is an easy way to install Windows as
dual boot? (VMWare is expensive) I am looking at Linux Docs and
telling my self that it can't be that complicated.
Any suggestions or links.
Prabh (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) wrote:
> I have RedHat Linux installed on my PC (using GRUB)
> I would like to know if there is an easy way to install Windows as
> dual boot? (VMWare is expensive) I am looking at Linux Docs and
> telling my self that it can...