Dual Booting Linux with XP

You need to install Windows XP then Linux. Here is a link to a video I mentioned on Show #40 back in December, Linux Dual Boot Tutorial Video.

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  1. Mordechai says:


    Another method for setting up a dual boot is to use two drives: one Linux, and one Windows.

    In my system I have Windows installed on the primary master and linux on the primary slave. My BIOS is set up to boot from the slave, where grub is also installed.

    In /boot/grub/menu.lst I have:

    title Windows
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader (hd1,0)+1

    While this method requires more than one drive, it has the advantages of being somewhat cleaner, and more importantly, this can be done with an existing Windows drive without requiring repartitioning the drive.

    To share files, I have a FAT32 partition on my linux drive which Windows sees as “D:”. (This is NOT the root partition.)