Linux and windows install

Pete Savage node50 at
Tue Mar 15 12:49:24 UTC 2005

All I do when I install both on a system, is install windows first, and then 
install linux next.  This works the best, you just choose the second disk 
for the linux partition and whooop not a problem.

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>Francois wrote:
>>I 've a brand new computer, with in it, two hard disks (one is 40 gig and 
>>the second one is 80 gigas) (ide)
>>I need to install Windows and Linux.
>>I plan to install Windows on the 40 gigas disk, and Linux on the 80 gigas.
>>I would like to be able to start Linux or Windows using Grub.
>>Questions :
>>- What do I have to install first ? Windows XP or Linux FC3 ?
>I would do Windows first. Otherwise it will overwrite your Linux 
>>- Do I have to disconnect (unplug) one HD to be able to install the OS 
>>where I want ?
>No. Do not do this because it will confuse your bootloader.
>>- Is it possible to install Windows on the second HD ?
>Yes, but it will want to be able to write at least *some* data (its 
>bootloader) to the "active" partition. It's simpler if Windows is installed 
>on the first disk.
>>- When I have to install Grub, what do I have to choose ? the MBR or the 
>>first sector of the startup partition ?
>If you want grub to be your main bootloader, install it on the MBR.
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