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

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Fri Apr 17 08:25:48 UTC 2009


>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf
>Of David G. Miller
>Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:33 PM
>To: centos at centos.org
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Dual-boot with WinXP, CentOS already installed
>
>Windows (just like DOS) assigns drive
>letters to partitions in drive number order starting with the primary
>partitions and then moving on to the extended partitions.  The bottom
>line is that you want the first Windows partition on the non-CentOS
>drive to get assigned drive letter C: when Windows boots.  As long as
>Windows doesn't recognize the partition type (e.g., ext3), no drive
>letter gets assigned.

Nice, I think this made my day! 8-D Thanks.

Wasn't sure how the drive lettering happens with the Windows installer.
-- 
/Sorin
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