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i already installed Winxp pro and mandrake 10.1

but now i wonna add another windows

how is the best way to do this

my idea was to install it on the preffered partition and then modify lilo

should this work ?

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Windows will overwrite the bootloader for sure (and probably will give some other problems). Always install Windows first.

 

That said: After the you install the other windows version, boot from the Mandrake CD, hit f1, type rescue and install lilo again. That should do it (hopefully)

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To prevent windows from running amuck, always remove lilo prior to installing windows. What it doesn't see it won't bother. Then reinstall lilo after installing windows with the rescue mode.

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Yep installing Windows first is the way to start. I succeeded once In installing Windows 98, Windows XP, Redhat and SusE on 1 pc. Only worked if SuSE is installed final

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try using VMWARE as an alternative option to dual or triple booting .. all 3 operating systems can run at the same time, they all share hardware ,nic , drives,sound ..each guest OS gets it's own IP so all virtual machines are fully functional and network-able .windows has a version out called VirtualPC .each has a 30day demo

attached screen shot shows MD10.1 as Host PC with Win2000 server as Guest 1 and WinXp as Guest2 .. Host PC is an older AMD 1.5 + 1g ram win2000 has been setup with 384 ram ..XP has 512 ram , you can select ram amounts for the guest PC

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VMWARE is slow and test our patience. I tried VMWARE before, and it takes lot of time to run applications. I would prefer Partition Magic (Boot Magic, I mean). Boot Magic does good job.

 

However you can do without these additional software, since we have grub or lilo to handle elegantly booting multi-OS. Only thing I will say is to FIRST make a rescue boot floppy from your existing Mandrake OS and then follow the guidelines given by devries, moderator.

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As a note, with any windows system, you will eventually have to reinstall windows in order to keep it running. So, "installing windows first" is not always going to work. Like I have already done for years, remove lilo, install windows, reinstall lilo. My linux installations survive for many windows installs! B)

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