How do you duel boot Linux?

By samjohnson
Aug 30, 2007
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  1. I just requested a CD of linux and was wondering how to duel boot it with XP. I wanna fool around with it mostly but I am also going to see what games play on it. So if anyone nows how to duel boot it thanks in advance for help.
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada Newcomer, in training Posts: 356

    I put 'dual boot xp linux' into google,and got at least 100 step by step guides :haha: HERE
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    the sequence of events are:
    1. load and config Win/* FIRST
    2. config a second partition or HD to receive Lunix
    3. install Linux onto the desired location
    4. which will allow you to install a BootLoader (eg: GRUB vs LILO)
  4. samjohnson

    samjohnson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 320

    Thanks BlameCanada I didn't actually think of googeling it. :D

    Does anybody know that when you partition the space for linux it doesn't get rid of all your saved things from xp right. It just makes a partitioned space for the linux?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    carving a new partition from freespace on xp (eg Partition Magic) works well.
    it does not WIPE the new area when formatting it, but the new layout is so
    different, no one's going to get anything that originated from XP.
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