Installing Windows after Linux

Mike mike at
Thu Mar 29 11:08:37 PST 2001

But also remember that there are other things to consider. If for
example, you change your primary disk to become a slave (on the primary
controller, or otherwise) and add a new primary disk for Winblows, all
your entries in /etc/fstab will need to change to reflect the disk
swappage. E.g. /dev/hda1 is now /dev/hdb1

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

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001 at 10:28, michael philetus weller wrote:

|I installed windows 98 over slackware. Slackware was installed on hdb

|(the second physical hard drive), but the system booted from hda. I then

|installed windows 98 on hda (c: according to windows), which overwrote the

|lilo boot loader on the master boot sector of hda. But all I had to do to

|fix that was boot from a lilo boot disk and then run lilo as root (after

|configuring lilo.conf for a linux/windows dual boot) to reinstall the lilo

|boot loader.


|So the moral is I think you should be ok installing windows 98 after

|linux as long as you are careful not to mess up any linux partitions and

|make a boot disk first.




|On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, 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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