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

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Thu Apr 16 17:31:25 UTC 2009

Victor Padro wrote on Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:45:04 -0500:

> 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.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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