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Offline dorusone

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GRUB installed but
« on: 2008/04/10, 11:06:10 am »
hello,

i installed grub and am now dual booting Ubuntu
and Vista.
I want to install XP here too.
(need it for 1394 firewire connection with other XP)

super grub disk save my ass on "my other XP"
where i had to format the Ubuntu partition because of
Nvidia driver problems)

Can i install XP without Grub problems or should i
do something first to prevent troubles ?
(on de Vista Ubuntu PC)

Thanks and what a nice forum format !
great work adrian15 !
Thanks
Theo







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Re: GRUB installed but
« Reply #1 on: 2008/04/10, 12:15:07 pm »
Hello dorusone,

If you do not install Windows XP at the end of your drive partitions scheme will shift so you will have to edit menu.lst according to this new drive partition scheme.

If Windows XP is installed at the end of your drive you will not have to bother about grub menu.lst.

It does not matter where you install Windows XP... it will wipe MBR contents with its own contents.
So you will have first to recover Vista boot (search the internet on how to do that) and then you will have to recover Grub boot (:) you can use SGD for that).

Any more questions or doubts? Do not hesitate to ask them.

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Re: GRUB installed but
« Reply #2 on: 2008/04/10, 12:24:53 pm »
Thanks and what a nice forum format !
great work adrian15 !

I have begun to reply to your question at the wiki: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_and_Linux_How_do_I_install_Windows_XP. This way we can make a more useful wiki for everyone.

You can also make a great work if you subscribe yourself to the wiki (unfortunately it's a different account from the forum one) if you edit my answer and improve it. (My English is far from ideal).

You can also reply in this forum thread, of course, because you might have some more doubts.

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