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28157RE: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Multi-boot headaches

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  • Jim Scott
    Jul 3, 2010
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      Not sure If I'm understanding this correctly, you already have a multi-boot
      system with slackware and OpenBSD and you're adding another harddrive. I'm
      guessing that you are using GRUB in slackware as the bootloader for it and
      OpenBSD, if so. The problem is that Windows will want to write a new MBR (I
      think this occurs when installing Service Packs as well or at least it used
      to), on the first disk. You will probably have to disconnect the first disk,
      install XP on your new drive then configure GRUB in Slackware with a new
      entry for XP. I have usually done it when Windows is already installed, and
      you can use GRUB or in OpenBSD's case GAG as the bootloader.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of chi_joan_pc
      Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2010 7:20 PM
      To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Multi-boot headaches

      --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Donald Cooley <dfcooley@...> wrote:
      > I know this is a Linux forum but I also know many of us multi-boot.
      > I need some help with installing and booting xp from a second hard
      > drive. I know there is a lot of information on Google, but I am getting
      a migraine wading through it and restarting my machine with the xp
      installation disc. I know xp is being phased out but I need it for some
      > I have slackware and openbsd on /dev/sda. No problems there. I bought a
      western digital caviar 680G
      > This is an oem drive. I used cfdisk to give it a ntfs of 100g and then
      formatted it with gparted. The problem I'm having is when I go to
      > install Windows I get to the screen about using a partition and I get an
      error saying something like I don't have a valid xp partition. I've tried
      deleting and letting windows create a partition but it refuses. I was hoping
      to get this finished this weekend. Any help would be appreciated.
      > --
      > Regards,
      > Donald Cooley


      The above links might solve some problems, no dual-boot required, swap out
      drives or select another one and boot. Because I think WinXP expects to be
      master OS. You'd have to hide the one hard drive from the other otherwise by
      way of another boot manager. This is why dual-boot usually starts from DOS
      or Windows.



      I hope others can update those for you

      Joan in Reno

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