Installing Windows after Linux

C. Mills boson at
Thu Mar 29 00:01:15 PST 2001

I have two hard disks, one is the first primary master and is completely
used up by linux. It has a boot, root, and swap partition and thats it.
The second is the second primary slave and doesn't get recognized by my
bios on start up. Linux recognizes it when it starts though. It has
nothing on it and it would be ideal if I could install Linux on that.

I had the notion that I swap the two hard drives and install windows on
the blank disk, (as the primary master). That didn't work since my bios
didn't recognize it at all and may have not worked for reasons I am
ignorant of.


On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Mike wrote:

> Do you mean installing Windows on a physical disk which previously had

> Linux installed, or do you mean installing Windows on anything other than

> the first partition of the primary disk of a dual-boot system?


> I've done the prior (many, many wearisome times). The latter is

> apparently not recommended. I can't tell you why though. It's a

> Microsoft thing.


> ---------------------------

> -=<(| mike at |)>=-


> On Wed, 28 Mar 2001 at 23:48, C. Mills wrote:


> |Has anyone tried installing windows 98 after linux? Everything I have

> |read says not to do it.

> |CHarlie

> |

> |



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