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Hi, guys: My PC has a Red Hat Linux 9.0 installed. I also have a Windows OS on another hard disk partition. How ever, the Windows is crack down recently. ...
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    install window xp from linux basis


    Hi, guys:

    My PC has a Red Hat Linux 9.0 installed. I also have a Windows OS on another hard disk partition. How ever, the Windows is crack down recently. So can I install window xp from linux and how?

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    14-jun-2004

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    if you were to onstall XP from the CD, all that you would need to do is boot from the CD. XP should then ignore your Linux and give you the choice of writing over Win98.

    One point though, Windows normally demands to be on the first hard disk (you can get around this with GRUB by using the map facility, although I'm not sure if that will work during install.).

    Make sure that you have a Linux or Grub rescue disk before attempting thi.

    have fun

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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerderello
    One point though, Windows normally demands to be on the first hard disk (you can get around this with GRUB by using the map facility, although I'm not sure if that will work during install.).

    Nederello
    Simple Work around:

    Change the BIOS Settings (Boot Sequence) to boot in ORDER of

    1. CD
    2. Windows HDD
    3. Linux HDD

    boot with CD and install windows... your linux GRUB will not be disturbed. and then you change the boot sequence back to

    1. linux hdd
    2. windows hdd
    3. CD
    and you are done
    NEVER stop/pause Journey of Learning -Travelling Soldier ( Me )

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