Re: XP then Linux
Bruce Burhans wrote:
It's possible to dial-boot from hard-disk using lilo. I'm pretty sure
I've got XP, and a 20Gb harddrive, and I want to add Debian. Only
Woody will handle the USB stuff, so that's that.
So I re-install XP on the first 10Gb, leaving the rest as free
Then I use -m and -n commands to create a Linux-only maximized
(extended) partition from the free space, which will be in ext2 by
From their I create logical partitions for boot/root , swap , var ,
Because I despise XP, I will just boot Debian from a floppy (will
make several copies with rawrite) 'til I have a handle on Linux, then
use dd to write over the first partition with zeros, then dd again to
copy Woody verbatim to the the first partition where it can access the
Sound like a plan?
Your guidance is much appreciated
a dual-boot HOWTO...