Installing Windows after Linux
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').
-=<(| 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.
|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.
|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 boobaz.net |)>=-
|> 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.
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