Installing Windows after Linux

Mike mike at boobaz.net
Thu Mar 29 00:07:49 PST 2001


I've also read cautions against using Linux [c]fdisk to make/modify a
DOS/Windows partition (see 'man fdisk').

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-=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001 at 23:59, Slowping wrote:


|I think the second option is impossible. Win98 wants to be on first

|partition (must be a primary partition) of the primary disk.

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|The first option is possible (I've done it before), assuming the physical

|disk is the primary disk. When you install Linux, you need to fdisk the

|drive to reserve the first partition on it as a primary partition to drop

|win98 into. Linux can be installed on any other partition created from

|the remaining space.

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|On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Mike wrote:

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|> 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.

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|> -=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-

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

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

|> |read says not to do it.

|> |CHarlie

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