[CentOS] How to properly install W*nd*ws XP along with CentOS?

Fri Apr 15 03:46:43 UTC 2005
John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>

Ian mu wrote:

> Btw I don't think linux-ntfs will write to ntfs (someone will correct
> me if wrong), but will allow reading. You can always use captive-ntfs
> but not sure I would recommend that as a regular heavy usage method,
> but handy if you need to mount and write the odd file to it.
If you want to share files between windows & linux, use fat32 (create a 
partition for this).

If you want to access your linux files from windows (explore2fs and the 
like), ask yourself if you really need LVM2 when you install CentOS? 
Windows does not know about LVM2 so any tools you want to use need to be 
updated (in progress for Explore2fs, other tools I don't know about).


> On 4/14/05, ryanag at zoominternet.net <ryanag at zoominternet.net> wrote:
>>Here is the process I do it in:
>>#1: Install WinXP normally.
>>#2: Use a special liveCD http://www.sysresccd.org/ to shrink the NTFS
>>#3: Use the same liveCD to format the empty space created from #2 with
>>#4: Install CentOS telling it to remove all linux partitions (it will
>>only touch the ext3 created in #3).
>>On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 11:39 +0200, Olaf Greve wrote:
>>>I find myself in the lucky position to receive a new desktop machine
>>>tomorrow. :)
>>>Now, for quite a while I've been wanting to make a switch to any Unix
>>>based system for my normal work environment (= Web development), but I
>>>will still need to test my work on Windows as well.
>>>Now.... As tomorrow I will install a fresh new machine (with a 40GB HD),
>>>I'd like to do the following:
>>>-Install CentOS as primary OS on a 30GB partition.
>>>-Install W*nd*ws XP as secondary system on a 10GB partition.
>>>-Plug in my current secondary NTFS drive for storing additional W*nd*ws
>>>What I'm uncertain about, is the proper way to do this, and the order in
>>>which to install both OSes.
>>>Can anyone give me an answer to the following?
>>>-Which OS can best be installed first, CentOS or XP?
>>>-Are there special actions required to enable proper dual booting?
>>>-Which boot manager can be used best CentOS' one or XP's one?
>>>-Can CentOS read (and perhaps also write?) from the NTFS partitions?
>>>-Hypothetically: would installing VMWare and installing XP in that give
>>>me pretty much 100% XP compatibility for at the very least the various
>>>web browsers such as IE, and also for XP Office?
>>>Thanks a lot in advance!
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>>>CentOS at centos.org
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John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia