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Ok This is basic Question Right Now I am having Dual Boot (Xp and openSUSE 11.1).Now what I want is to Format my xp and install window 7 instead. Usually ...
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- 03-02-2009 #1
Formating in Dual boot
This is basic Question
Right Now I am having Dual Boot (Xp and openSUSE 11.1).Now what I want is to Format my xp and install window 7 instead.
Usually Linux is installed after Windows .If I format my xp I wont be able to boot in linux.Is there is any method to do so without effecting the Linux installation.
I have three partitions for my windows(ntfs) and two for my linux(ext3).I haven't installed my Linux in any of my window partition.
I remember a month ago I format my xp and I was not able to boot into my Linux too.So I had to formattted my whole Hard disk!!
- 03-02-2009 #2
- 03-02-2009 #3
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- Oct 2007
- Tucson AZ
Windows will always overwrite your master boot record. You can easily re-install Grub and not have to re-format.
You need to know your partition structure so that you install windows 7 to the partitions you have xp on.