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On Saturday 29 April 2006 17:32, Mark Knecht wrote:
> I assume that the Windows install would wipe out grub. Would I just
> reinstall grub from a Gentoo install CD to get it back and then modify
> my grub config file to set up the dual boot? Any grub/Windows issues
> having Windows at the end of the drive sitting in an extended
I don't have any recent experience of this, and in particular I haven't
tried it with XP, but I think you're right to be worried about the kind of
partition M$ lives in. Time was (and may be still) when it insisted on
being in the first primary partition on the first disk. Any departure from
these conditions led to all sorts of daft behaviour by Windows. Why M$
thought it ought to make a difference defeats me.
> What other problems am I likely to have, assuming Windows doesn't
> completely wipe the drive and leave me in a world of pain?
[Aside: I've been using Partition Magic to keep reserve copies of my main
partitions on another disk, but recently it's been stopping on a
silly "this version of the operating system is not supported" error -
without telling me which partition has this condition, of course. So now I
can't delete old backups to make space for the new, so I've decided to buy
a couple of new disks, copy everything onto them and start again. Maybe
that would suit you too.]
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