[CentOS] Re: dual boot w/WinXP

Tue Sep 18 20:10:41 UTC 2007
Ray Leventhal <centos at swhi.net>

>> I have a working WinXP SP2 workstation with an unused partition on the
>> primary HDD.  I'd like for the unused area to be used for dual booting
>> CentOS5 but am not sure what needs to be done (if anything) to the
>> config file for kickstart prior to booting with CD1 in the drive.
>> Any suggestions or pointers to docs I may have missed are greatly
>> appreciated.
>> Best regards,
>> ~Ray
> I wouldn't bother setting up a kickstart file for a "one off" install.
> A kickstart install is usually for repetitive many systems alike
> installs, like a corporate desktop setup with many workstations, or a
> cluster of servers.

Hi Scott,

Thanks.. I'm forever getting terminology wrong :)

So, am I to understand that booting on a WinXP system from CentOS5 CD
will not damage the existing partition table?  What I'd like is to
install CentOS on that errant partition, then add the bootloader to the MBR.