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    Ok, but do you think it would still work with the Install another OS feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftofCool
    Ok, but do you think it would still work with the Install another OS feature?
    I didn't investigate the "Install another OS" feature b/c I knew I wasn't going to use it.

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    i think it would work. give it a try but remember to back everything up on your winxp partition jst in case something goes wrong. and let us know how it turns out
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    It wont matter if he backs up to his xp partition, if it hoses up the boot record. Backup to another physical device, HD, floppies, thumb drive, another PC etc....

    I didn't see any mention of another drive in his system.
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    if he hoses the boot record, all he has to do is get to a dos prompt and typ fdisk -mbr DOS prompt is easy to get to, just us a win98 boot floppy, or any windows boot floppy actually...
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    I believe that trick only works in Win9*.

    For 2000/NT and XP, I'm pretty sure you have to enter the Repair Console from the install disk and then type fixmbr for 2000/NT, or bootcfg /rebuild for XP.
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    I'm not sure about 2000/NT, but I know it works in XP
    Pro. I've done it at least 3 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mado
    I'm not sure about 2000/NT, but I know it works in XP
    Pro. I've done it at least 3 times


    Thanks guy,,, I wanna to try on my office pc.. currently its running on XP Pro...I just beginner on LINUX... thanks for your greats info.

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    dual booting

    I am interested in dual booting Windows XP and Linux.How can do it?

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    I am interested in dual booting Windows XP and Linux.How can do it?
    There are very good discriptions here. Just try using the "Search" button in the upper right hand corner and use the key words dual boot. You should find all you need.
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