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Hi! I recently installed fedora core3, and I am very happy with it! I was planning on using linux exclusively, but unfortunately an online rpg that I play regularly will ...
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- 02-22-2005 #1
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- Feb 2005
Installing a copy of windows for certain games, pls help!
Hi! I recently installed fedora core3, and I am very happy with it! I was planning on using linux exclusively, but unfortunately an online rpg that I play regularly will not work under cedega on my system. So, I need to put a copy of windows onto my computer.. Here is the problem
When I installed linux, I used the entire hard drive, and the file system is apparently incompatible with windows', which means I cannot even boot from the windows xp cd to set up partitioning, etc.
One person suggested that I reformat my entire hard drive (including this fedora install that I am using right now), and installing windows xp first, and then linux on top of that.
I would prefer to keep this install of fedora, but if it comes down to it, I would be willing to install windows and then linux on top of it.
What I am asking of the all-knowing forum regulars is, is there any way to create a 10 gb or so blank partition that would let me install a copy of windows xp WITHOUT sacrificing my current install of fedora?
Any help GREATLY appreciated, thanks so much
- 02-22-2005 #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
you mentioned that you've used up the whole hard disk for FC3, how did you partition your hard disk then?
if you have a whole hard disk (say 10G) dedicated to / and some 200 MB for swap, then you probably have to run GNU parted or something to adjust the partition size.
say if you have 3GB for /usr 3GB for / 4GB for /home then you might want to consider to copy whatever in /home into /, then modify /etc/fstab accordingly, and delete /home partition. (depends on your situation, plan carefully)
after you've done the above, do the following in shell prompt:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/root/linux.bot bs=512 count=1
finally, copy the linux.bot into your so called "C drive" and modify boot.ini to read like below:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microso ft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
c:\linux.bot="Fedora Core 3"
(do not change the the "(1)", leave it as it is)
just as a reference, again, plan carefully
hope this helps