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Dual boot install: XP on ntfs/vfat and Puppy on ext3
Ok, how i would do it
Reinstall windows just to make shure your dll:s are correct, then
1. Get Powerquest Partion Magic...
2.Now change your HD_partition so you get ca 1 / 2 GB free. Use Partion magic to split your NTFS/VFAT partition into one new with 'ext3' and one 'swap'. -/-
3. download following software (freeware).
a. http://www.aefdisk32.com/ and "Ranish partition manager" available from http://www.ranish.com/part/ to restore your win2k/xp mbr in case of..(a boot diskett to restore your mbr, just in case;))
b.Access to the ext3 File system from XP/windows
c. A ISoburner that works... at http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/utilities.html _BurnCDCC_
d. and a http://www.md5summer.org/download.html to check that your isos are ok.
Check the isos with md5 http://www.md5summer.org/download.html
Now you use BurnCDCC to make the CD
When you install Puppy be aware that GRUB can make problems...
I for once would dearly like to see Lilo in Puppy instead.
And install GRUB/LILO to your MBR.
(MasterBootRecord install to - c:\- is same as (in linux) - hda - )
If you get problems, just reinstall again..
Before/If you get problems with your XP booting, check
http://www.aefdisk32.com/ for a bootable MBR_restore
before doing anything else
... Dont Panic
--------- B ----- ----- T -- -- -- W - - - - -
'Should dual booting become a hassle, or boring, reverseing the proccess is as simple as deleting the linux partitions in the windows disk manager, booting off the XP CD and entering the recovery console, then typing "fix /mbr". This will replace the boot manager with the standard windows mbr, and everything will be back to normal.'
A windows XP quickboot diskette is used to boot into your otherwise
healthy XP when your startup files are bad, missing, corrupted, or
the MBR is damaged.
While the boot.ini file is technically specific to each machine
depending on what partition you have Windows installed on and if
you have a multiple boot setup, the majority of pcs have windows
on C: in the default folder and are using an IDE hard drive. Unpacking those to a disk that has been formatted on an XP pc should result in a workable disk for the majority of PCs.
The files included are:
copy these files to an disk that was formatted on an XP PC. Keep in mind that you can also format a disk in XP and then use it on another PC like a win9X pc to make this disk. One can simply unzip this pack to A:\ Perhaps you just need a basic boot.ini to copy to the root folder. To use this disk set the pc to boot from the A: drive first by going into the bios and setting the boot order. '
PaceBlade Laptop 600 Mhz with a (soo_slow) IR keyboard, FireWire_dvd/cd, usb mouse: dual boot Xp/linux
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