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Re: How do I dual boot a Dell Inspiron 8100?

On Tue, 4 Jun 2002 17:59:00 +0200
"Andreas Pommer" <apommer@cosy.sbg.ac.at> wrote:

> On Jun 04, Katharine McCoy wrote:
> > I am trying to find a way to partition my new Dell Inspiron 8100 so
> > that I can install Debian on one of the partitions and keep winXP on
> > the other partition (I'm a student, so I really do need both).  I
> > don't have an actual installation CD for XP, so I'm trying to do this
> > without wiping XP.  
> > 
> > Is this possible?  If so, how would I go about doing this?  Thanks for
> > any help 
> yes, it's possible. Use a partitioning tool which supports NTFS (like
> PartitionMagic) to reduce the size of the windows partition, this works
> without loosing the data. Then there is space for linux.
> For the bootloader again you need a tool which supports both worlds, one
> possibility is to do some boot.ini-magic, but grub should work as well.
> (When I had the same problem, lilo could not handle ntfs, I don't know
> if the situation improved since then)

There's no problem with lilo and ntfs, afaik.
You just have to have
	other /dev/hda1
in lilo.conf 

Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you
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