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Dual Boot

Discussion in 'Linux+' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Is it possible to do a dual boot of Linux and WinXP?

    I have in the past done a dual boot with XP and Win98.

    But what about Linux?

    Monkey :biggrin
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Yes - perfectly possible.

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  3. twizzle

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    ok so what about dual booting vista beta and xp? and linux too?
     
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  4. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    im guessing you could boot up as many os's as you have partitions, or space for partitions.

    may get a little confusing though if you have loads!
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks everyone for your input!

    I was wondering if I should use grub to set up the dual boot or another?

    Monkey
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    whats grub? food? as in Bananas? (well in your case)
     
  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Grub is the current favourite alternative to LILO. It is a Linux boot system that allows booting multiple OSes.

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  8. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    So it's a good one to use? eh Harry! 8)
     
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  9. ScoobyDoo

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    When dual booting Linux & any version of Windows, make sure Windows is installed first. When you install Linux, it will pick up this fact & configure LILO or GRUB accordingly.
     
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  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks m8 :thumbleft
     
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  11. wizard

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    I've dual booted ubuntu and XP without a problem.
     
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