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Hello all: I had a quick question; I was curious how this would work. So if I get a system with windows seven on it, and I resize the partition, ...
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- 04-27-2011 #1
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a quick question regarding duel booting with Windows
I had a quick question; I was curious how this would work. So if I get a system with windows seven on it, and I resize the partition, then I can install Linux along side windows. Now, here's the question. The installer will put grub on the first sektor, overwriting the windows boot loader. What do I need to do to make grub boot to windows? is the overwriting the bootloader ok if I point it to ntldr or whatever the windows loader is? Can grub handle a kernel on say sda3 rather than sda1?
- 04-27-2011 #2
Grub will normally setup a dual boot for you. Linux can boot from any primary partition and can also boot from a logical partition. Leave Windows partition as the first partition on the hard drive (or may be the second partition if OEM provides a recovery partition as the first partition on the hard drive).
You can also setup dual boot using Windows bootloader.