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

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 16:39:24 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2009-04-16 at 14:08 +0200, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'd like to deploy a solution with dual-booting systems where CentOS 5.3 is 
> already installed and WinXP will be installed to a separate disk.
> 
> I found 
> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_installed_first.htm?page=1 
> and it seems straight forward enough, although the description is for Ubuntu.
> 
> The problem as I see it, is that the how-to differs from how CentOS looks in 
> /etc/grub.conf and the boot-loader in Ubuntu with respect to making grub work 
> again after the Windows install.
> 
> I found Tldp.org mentioning dual-boot plenty, but most or all articles listed 
> are using lilo as a boot-loader, which seems a bit obsolete and besides I 
> can't quite translate the instructions from lilo to grub. 8-/
> 
> Basically, what would I need to change in the how-to from apcmag.com above?? 
> Thanks for any pointers.
----
Just one question for you.. What brand of mother board do you have?
There is a better way than trying to kill an OS via Grub or any boot
loader via software.

JohnStanley



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