[LUNI] Re: Laptop dual-boot question
trev at advanced-reality.com
Thu Aug 31 12:29:22 CDT 2006
I run a dual boot (XP and Gentoo, although it's been a while since I
used the Windows Partition) on a Dell laptop. I did the following when
I got the laptop:
1. Deleted all but the Dell partition (/dev/sda1 on my laptop). You can
tell the Dell partition because it is not FAT or NTFS.
2. Repartitioned the system using Linux (you can just go through the
partitioning part of the install up to when it writes the partition
table to disk.
3. Installed XP (you need the XP media ($8 more) not the system recovery
disk they normally send).
4. Installed Linux (since I installed Gentoo I added everything to the
GRUB menu myself, Ubuntu may do it automatically)
Hope this helps,
On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 11:19 -0500, David Gibbs wrote:
> I've played around with it ... but Dell uses a custom MBR to support
> their diagnostic & system restore function, so now I really can't.
> For now I just have linux running in a vmware instance.
Trev Peterson <trev at advanced-reality.com>
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