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Just curious,is it always necessary that you have to install windows before installing linux?Or can we install linux and then Windows?And even though it has not yet happened with me, ...
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- 10-27-2006 #1
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Windows before linux,or vice versa?
Just curious,is it always necessary that you have to install windows before installing linux?Or can we install linux and then Windows?And even though it has not yet happened with me, I have heard that if windows crashes in a box where linux is there you donot see the bootloader.Is it true?If true,any workarounds?My distro is redhat 9.0.
- 10-27-2006 #2
The easiest way is Windows first and then Linux, you don't see the bootloader if you try to install windows after linux because win always overwrite the MBR where the bootloader is.
If your MBR is overwrote you can always use a LiveCD to reinstall GRUB but it may be tricky.Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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- 10-28-2006 #3Originally Posted by Hound_baskerville
in case of Linux, it doesn't care about partition type..... .... install it in a free/unpartitioned space. dual boot is default. nothing to change in Boot Loader section. installer will detect windows and add it in Boot Loader.
- 10-28-2006 #4Originally Posted by Hound_baskervilleRegistered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
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