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

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Fri Apr 17 08:23:08 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 6:31 PM
>To: centos at centos.org
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Dual-boot with WinXP, CentOS already installed
>
>> install windows xp then install easyBCD and make the dual boot work
without
>> changing any file on any OS.
>
>Of course you change files. But it works as well, yes, just checked it out.
I
>wasn't aware of this, although I have EasyBCD already installed on my
Windows
>7 netbook. However, if you do it this way you have to rely on the BCD boot
>loader and the Vista partition.
>I would recommend it if you use the Linux OS only irregularly. If it is
your
>main system using only the Linux-native boot loader surely is recommended.
>
>I'm not sure, but I think you will also need to have grub installed to the
>Linux partition. So, if you installed it on the MBR it may fail to boot.

I'm not sure what the plans are for these course-computers. I know though
that linux will be used most of the time though, if irregularly. Maybe grub
is better anyway. At least I'm more familiar with than the other
bootloaders, sort of.. 8-}
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