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    Fedora Core 2 / Windows XP Coexisting?


    I'm going to be adding Windows XP Pro to my hard drive on a new partition.

    I was wondering if there are any things i need to know about getting them to "play nice" such as reading file issuses.

    Also, are there any programs that would be usefull (anything in general).

    While i do like linux, i have alot of programs (both created by me, and required for work) that arent working on linux.

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    well the programs by you..your gonna have to do that yourself. But what are the programs that you need for work?
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    A few tips:

    The XP installer will almost guarenteed override the GRUB bootloader,
    so make sure you know how to change GRUB back to the default after
    you install XP (unless you actually *want* to use the XP bootloader...)

    As far as reading files, there are kernel modules that allow the reading
    of NTFS partions (not writing) in Linux and a driver for Windows that
    allows XP to view an ext2 / ext3 partitions as readable (not writable)
    drives.

    I think the NTFS module is named "NTFS-Tools", and the Windows
    ext2 driver is "EXT2IFS"

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    you *can* write, its just recommended very stongly that you don't as it tends to overwrite files.
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    Besides the MBR issue, you might want to use fat 32 for your win xp and have just a small partition in ntfs if you ever would need touse +2gb files.

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    Well, ive got a 160gb hard drive here, so i could have all three if i so desired.

    As for the programs:

    Winamp (I make skins for the program,s o oyu know, i kinda need to test them at some point)

    America Online (I have yet to find an AOL dialer for Linux, and that is my only means of getting to the internet)

    And ofcourse the programs i turn out on occasion that i need to test.

    but the biggest one is winamp, it's not the fact that is it the best media player around, it's that i cant test my skins without it.


    What i plan to do is just erase the partiton i have on it now, then ill install XP to 1/2 of my hard drive, and linux to the other half after i get windows on.

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