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On 5/1/06, Bob Sanders <rsanders@...> wrote:
> Mark Knecht, mused, then expounded:
> > Is there no better way with this stupid M$ operating system?
> Starting around Win2K, all that is needed is a small DOS/FAT partition at
> the beginning of the disk - 128 MB or so. And a suitable primary
> partition that is a number of 1 to 4.
> And I think it could also be on a second drive, as long as the the
> first partition of the first drive was bootable and contained the
> Windows boot loader.
> fwiw - One of my systems has Win2K on the second partition of the primary
> drive, with Win98SE on the first partition of the primary drive and Gentoo
> on the second drive. No problems with the booting.
I wanted to get back to you and say thanks for the pointer. Indeed
I had no problems after creating a 50MB partition at the front of the
drive and then a 30GB logical partition in the middle of the drive.
Win XP installed fine. After doing the commensurate work with grub I
am dual booting the machine fine. The game (Lord of the Rings - Battle
for Middle Earth II) seems to work fine with the graphics controller
in this AMD64 box so everyone is happy.
Thanks to everyone who responded. The information was quite helpful.
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