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Ok, this one has probably come before, but anyway here is my scenario: I'm considering buying XP (don't ask why) as an upgrade for Windows Me, would upgrading result in ...
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    Yet another dual boot with XP scenario....


    Ok, this one has probably come before, but anyway here is my scenario:

    I'm considering buying XP (don't ask why) as an upgrade for Windows Me, would upgrading result in overwriting of the MBR?

    1. I do not have a seperate /boot partition.
    2. I already have Windows Me on a seperate partition (sda1).
    3. I already have SuSE 10 set up with GRUB for bootloading (sda3), sda2 is a swap file.
    4. If I were to upgrade to XP from WinMe, and install it, would I not be able to boot it, or would my MBR be erased?
    5. If it were not to erase my MBR, how would I boot it after installation?

    All replies and help are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Kevin.

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    f I were you I would not upgrade ME to XP.
    I would do a New Install, totally getting rid of ME.

    Yes, it will overwrite the MBR.
    After the XP installation, just use your Suse cd/dvd, boot with it.
    Select to do an install, a little bit later you will be asked if you want to do a new install, upgrade or repair.

    Select repair, then select custom repair, just put a checkbox in Grub or bootloader.
    Look for the option to add XP to grub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    f I were you I would not upgrade ME to XP.
    I would do a New Install, totally getting rid of ME.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Yes, it will overwrite the MBR.
    After the XP installation, just use your Suse cd/dvd, boot with it.
    Select to do an install, a little bit later you will be asked if you want to do a new install, upgrade or repair.

    Select repair, then select custom repair, just put a checkbox in Grub or bootloader.
    Look for the option to add XP to grub.
    At home I got a dual boot when I must reinstall XP (oftenly!) I prepare a grub floppy. So I reinstall windows then boot thx to the floppy on my debian and repair my grub.
    The only thing u shouldn't forgot in that scenario: the command line to boot on ur kernel generally:
    Code:
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-urkernel
    but i could change...

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