[ltp] Dual boot
Sat, 15 Nov 2003 00:08:58 -0500
On Friday 14 November 2003 10:55 pm, Carl Nygard wrote:
> 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.
You can also do your first boot from the Linux installer, resize the partition
while it is still FAT32 and then let XP still convert to NTFS on first boot.
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