Installing Windows after Linux

marchuk at marchuk at
Thu Mar 29 11:33:21 PST 2001

Or you might as well install win4lin and forget about dual booting ever

Walter Marchuk
Senior Computer Specialist
University of Washington
Electrical Engineering
Room: 307g
marchuk at

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, 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.


> mike


> 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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