Installing Windows after Linux

C. Mills boson at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 29 00:14:48 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

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WINDOWS 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.

>

> Charlie

>

>

> 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.

> > |CHarlie

> > |

> > |

> >

> >

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