Installing Windows after Linux

C. Mills boson at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 29 21:52:28 PST 2001


Thanks for all the tips and info, I'll probably give it a go this weekend.
I'll definitely make a linux boot disk and pull my linux drive before
starting. It's damn hard not having a box that can boot into windows
around.
Charlie


On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, 'Robin' R. Battey wrote:


> Charlie:

>

> You can do it, but you have to be careful. First off, you have to take

> out your linux drive temporarily and install windows on the second drive.

> It will, of course, overwrite whatever master boot record is there. Make

> sure that if you do use linux fdisk that you only have one primary and one

> extended, and that they're partition numbers one and two, respectively

> (the linux drive can have whatever, though).

>

> Then, when you set up lilo on your linux drive (which was *not*

> overwritten because you were smart and took out the drive while

> installing windows), add a section like the following to it:

>

> other = /dev/hdd1

> label = windows

> table = /dev/hdd

>

> (this is assuming that you've placed the windows drive as /dev/hdd,

> replace it with wherever the drive really is).

>

> Lilo should now be able to boot the drive. Windows doesn't see the linux

> partitions, because it ignores all "non-dos" partitions. Lilo will run,

> because its what's actually on the master drive. Everything is happy.

>

> Hope this helps. Cheers!

> -robin

>

>

> 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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