Installing Windows after Linux
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
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, 'Robin' R. Battey wrote:
> 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!
> 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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