[TriLUG] Newbie RH Install Question
brian at strutmasters.com
Tue Jun 29 10:32:06 EDT 2004
First of all, if it hasn't already gotten there, RH9 is within spitting
distance of official end-of-life, which means no more updates from Red Hat.
Skip it and install Fedora Core 2.
Now, to address your actual question.. When you run the installer, when
you get to the boot loader configuration (I strongly suggest using grub),
you'll need to add an entry for your XP installation (no, it won't find it
automagically; at least, it didn't for me). You'll need to know the
partition on which your XP boot image resides, and choose a label.
Unfortunately I don't have direct access to my grub.conf for that machine
from where I am sitting right now, or I'd give you more detail. It's not
difficult to do at all, though. I'm pretty sure all you need is the
partition and a label, and it'll show up in your boot menu.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Byarlay, Wayne A." <wab at purdue.edu>
To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:23 AM
Subject: [TriLUG] Newbie RH Install Question
Question: I want to install RH9 (perhaps others to come afterward), on
my current XP machine.
My question is(and I'm sure the answer is yes, but why not ask the
experts first:), is RH smart enough to ask me to "dual boot", and not
kill my XP installation? (Still need to play Starcraft, you know. :)
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