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Re: Dual-boot question

Bhaskar _ wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Windows XP and FC5 installed on my machine, and use GRUB to boot.
> GRUB configuration file sits on /boot/grub as recommended by the book I
> used for installation. I now want to format my C drive where my Windows
> OS sits and clean install XP. Could you please tell me about things I
> should watch out for so that I don't screw up my Linux partition? Would
> a default install suffice or should I make sure some options are set
> differently when I install Windows?

Well for one, when you re-install Windows XP, its going to re-write the
boot sector and you're going to lose the GRUB boot.  You'll then have to
boot from some rescue media to re-install the GRUB boot record (should
be a simple re-run of grub-install).

> Just trying to be careful. Thanks for your help.

Kevin J. Cummings
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