[ltp] Dual boot
14 Nov 2003 22:55:35 -0500
On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 21:55, Adam wrote:
> Friday, November 14, 2003, 9:23:59 PM, you wrote:
> > An awful lot, I'm sure, though the numbers are diminishing along with
> > Red Hat Linux. I have Windows XP, Red Hat 9, and slackware 9.1. I
> > haven't touched Red Hat for months though, and I rarely use XP.
> > Joel
> > Adam wrote:
> >> How many people run Rat Hat 9, and Windows XP on their system?
> According to different sources I read, they were saying you seemed to
> need a Partition Magic program to accomplish the task. Is this
> required? What I read was too vague. Do you need to spend $70
> American to get things set up right, leaving two OSs on one drive?
That's the easiest, although there are tricks. If you haven't booted
yet, you can boot from a floppy/rescue/knoppix/SuSE-trial and remove a
secret program which converts FAT->NTFS. Once that's done,
repartitioning using installer isn't hard (google for it).
I've heard knoppix has NTFS repartitioning in it's installer, and I
think I just read that Mandrake 9.2 has NTFS repartitioning as well.
Ultimately, I used Partition Magic, because it was easiest at the time.
Carl Nygard <email@example.com>