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How do I dual-boot: Windows XP, Linux.

By denimskater ·
I'm looking for resources for dual-booting Windows XP and Linux on a single hard drive (it's a laptop, so a second drive isn't an option) and know that XP will only boot off a GPT partition... is there a bootloader for Linux that will work off of this partitioning type, or any other information that will aid me in doing this?

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How do I dual-boot: Windows XP, Linux.

by athlon7 In reply to How do I dual-boot: Windo ...

Based on the information contained in MS
GPT_FAQ on the microsoft's site:
http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/storage/Whistler-GPT_FAQ.htm
I could asssume that if this Whistler FAQ applies
to Final Windows XP which is very probable and
given that most proably you have 32-bit laptop, I
haven't heard of Itanium laptops yet., from
question 15 and 16 seems that you could use
normal MBR dual boot as done with Win 2000
for example.

Hope this could give some light to the question.

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How do I dual-boot: Windows XP, Linux.

by denimskater In reply to How do I dual-boot: Windo ...

I'll be trying this shortly...as an aside, I hear that the Itanium-functional version of Linux is getting support for GPT.

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How do I dual-boot: Windows XP, Linux.

by u4ia In reply to How do I dual-boot: Windo ...

There are possibly 3 ways, U can do dualboot :
1. Using XP boot loader (the same way as NT Loader) -> edit the boot.ini and add the Linux bootimage
2. Using Linux boot loader such Lilo (need a little tricks to do that)
3. Using 3rd party boot loader either commercial or free GPL such as xosl.org or btmgr.sourceforge.net

akuhon

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