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Re: A question on installing - FC5 32bit and M$Win2000



Hi Matthew,

Tks for your advice.

> > 1) installing Win2000 first OR FC5_32 first
> 
> Installing Win2K first is recommended, although the other way around
> is 
> also possible.  
Noted with tks.


> Note that Win's boot disk and /boot must be primary 
> partitions.
Pls explain in detial.  Tks.

I'll use FC5_32 rescue mode to partition the HD first 


> > 2) would their installation affect each another, i.e. the latter
> > install OS will influence the first OS already installed.
> 
> The only thing you really need to worry about is the MBR.  What I do
> on 
> dual-boot machines is install the Linux boot loader in the boot
> record of 
> the /boot partition.  After the install and before first boot, I use
> the 
> rescue disk to run fdisk and make /boot the active partition.  That
> way, 
> the disk's MBR is always under Windows's control, and the two OS's
> don't 
> have to fight about it.

I'll tab /boot partition with "*" making it active.  Tks.


B.R.
SL


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