[CentOS] Dual-boot with WinXP, CentOS already installed

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Fri Apr 17 08:20:52 UTC 2009


>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf
>Of Kai Schaetzl
>Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:16 PM
>To: centos at centos.org
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Dual-boot with WinXP, CentOS already installed
>
>> Generally speaking, which one is the easiest and/or safest if time is an
issue
>> and you want to things fast and streamlined doing this, grub-install or
backup
>> and restore MBR. That is assuming I don't screw up when I do either and
>> mistype or something.
>>
>> Or are both things different sides of the same coin kinda' thing?
>
>I think I prefer the grub-install way because it's easier to remember what
you
>have to do and harder to mistype. Using dd works 100%, though, if done
correctly.
>Even if there is something wrong with grub-install or grub in the live
disk, dd
>is hardly affected. But, as I said, if you use two disks and pull the first
out
>you do not have to reinstall/restore the MBR anyway.

Gotcha'. Thanks.


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/Sorin
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