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Re: [vox-tech] [OT] Windows Question for Relative
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Re: [vox-tech] [OT] Windows Question for Relative

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 05:05:30PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, May 11, 2005 at 08:51:08AM -0700, Bob Scofield (scofield@omsoft.com) wrote:
> > On Tuesday 10 May 2005 22:06, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > Here's one final question.  As part of my missionary work I'm taking
> > my SuSE CD's.  But it just dawned on me that while I have set up dual
> > boot systems several times in the past, it has always been with
> > Windows 98.  Are there any special difficulties in setting up a dual
> > boot with XP?
> If anything, it's a tad easier.  Win9x requires being installed on the
> first partition of your primary master IDE drive.  NT/2K/XP/2K+3 don't
> have this restriction.  Technically it's possible to handle 9X by using
> your bootloader to fake out the OS into thinking it's where it wants to
> be.

Are you certain? I had trouble getting my dual boot to work until I had
GRUB swap hda and hdb (where WinXP resides), so that WinXP /thought/ it
was on the master IDE drive. Perhaps it's only the partition restriction
that has been removed?
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