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I;m also a newcomer in Linux.. and I'm planning on installing Slackware 10 along with my curent WinXP Sp2. I currently have 2 HDD,; 1 with drive C and D ...
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- 05-07-2009 #31
- Join Date
- May 2009
- Malang City
I;m also a newcomer in Linux.. and I'm planning on installing Slackware 10 along with my curent WinXP Sp2. I currently have 2 HDD,; 1 with drive C and D and with WinXP XP3 installed in Drive C, and 1 with drive E and F, with WinXP Sp2 installed in drive E. I notice that the boot files (boot.ini, ntldr, etc) are missing in the SP2 installation's root, but exist in the SP3's. I wanted to get rid of the SP3 and installed Slackware in it;s place. Would that render my WinXP Sp2 unbootable? If so how to work around that problem?
I also heard that a slight error in formatting drive for linux can render ALL drives in the system unusable, is that true?
I really want to use linux, so plz help me.
Thanks in advance.
- 05-07-2009 #32
Hey sky_cowboy, you should start new threads for your questions rather than hijack an old thread. BTW, Slackware is not a good beginner distro, and the bootloader it uses, LILO, is much more difficult to configure for dual boots than the bootloader most distros use, GRUB.
Also, Slackware 10 is what, 5 years old? You're going to run into a lot of problems.
- 05-09-2009 #33
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- Apr 2009
Sorry about not being here to keep talking, I was away on some buisness. Anyways, I got Ubuntu installed on my old pc in the basement! Thanks Peeps!
- 05-10-2009 #34