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Re: Slashdotted - XP dual boot issue



If they are that worried about Windows you don't HAVE to use GRUB as your
boot loader.  You can use Windows' boot loader.  Simply install linux.
Install Grub on the front of your linux partition, not on /dev/hda1.  To get
back into the install you just built you will need a rescue cd.  Use the
Rescue CD to get into the os.  Create a boot image which needs to go in your
C:\ partition.  Usually I create the image and throw it on an ftp server.
Boot back into windows, edit the boot ini File to point at the image, and
I'm good to go.

I have done this with every one of my dual boots and it runs fine.  It may
be a better approach for the younger/newer windows guys who are afraid of
blowing away their MBR.  Although it really isn't that big of a deal.

Just be nice to one another.

Something else,  don't always jump on the new people who ask an obvious
question.  The Archives can be a PITA to search through sometimes.  And
besides, if they are new enough to ask obvious questions, they may be new
enough to not be able to search the Archives in the same manner we would.

-Marcus
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Haines" <dan haines metservice com>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: Slashdotted - XP dual boot issue


> I dont get it.
>
> If youre planning on building a house, you need to research how to do it
> properly.
>
> If youre planning on getting a drivers license, in most cases, you need
> to research how to do it properly.
>
> If youre planning on dual booting, you need to research how to do it
> properly.
>
> If these people had researched dual booting, they would have EASILY
> found documentation stating that after you apply FC to an already
> Windozed machine, you need to edit your bootloader (grub in most cases)
> to tell it where Windoze lives.
>
> .....
>
> Youre totally right Marcus.  People just need to be friendly, and
> helpful, and give answers when a poor little newbie comes to the list
> begging for help with his dual boot machine.  Alot of people start using
> linux every day, if the first thing they get when they need help is BAD
> attitudes, then thats not going to be helpful for the community, is it?
>
> But in saying that, those people also need to have a clue, and do a bit
> of research first.
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, 23 May 2004 14:27:26 -0400
> "Marcus Sattler" <msattler adelphia net> wrote:
>
> > I agree.
> >
> > I was dual booting fine with XP Home and Red Hat 9.0.
> >
> > Then I reinstalled Fedora Core 1.
> >
> > Then I reinstalled Fedora Core 2.
> >
> > Some people just don't have the common sense and troubleshooting
> > skills that other's have.  Which is why  we see the traffic we do on
> > this mailing list. As hard as it is sometimes, ya just gotta bite your
> > lip and try and help them out.
> >
> > -Marcus
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Dave Rinker" <drinker dsrtech com>
> > To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
> > Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 2:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: Slashdotted - XP dual boot issue
> >
> >
> > >
> > > I had successfully put FC2 on a dual boot XP laptop.
> > >
> > > I did have SuSE 9.1 on this laptop then blew it away to try FC2.
> > > Maybe this had something to do with the load success......
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 14:09, Rory Gleeson wrote:
> > > > http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/23/1448209
> > > >
> > > > Slashdotted.  Not good.
> > > >
> > > > Guess those Fedora users "whining" about this issue on this list
> > > > had a point about how it could play out in the Linux community.
> > > >
> > > > I guess this is where we get to hear the words, "hobbyist" and
> > > > "project" again. And, I guess we'll get to read about how it's an
> > > > MS problem and how newbies and Window-users shouldn't be using
> > > > Fedora if they want to migrate to Linux and only have themselves
> > > > to blame if they encounter this problem.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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