Re: How do I dual boot a Dell Inspiron 8100?
Thanks very much to all of the replies. I think I've got some good notes from
this. I'm going to attempt this this weekend and I'll likely post how things
went just for everyone else's future reference. Hope it works.
"You can't make footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your
butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?"
Quoting Mike Hommey <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> There are 2 things to know :
> - Is your hard drive split in 2 with a system partition and a data
> partition ? (This is the case for many laptop)
> In this case, it is quite simple : you can split your data partition to
> install debian in it.
> - If not, is your Windows XP partition NTFS ou FAT32 ?
> IIRC, Windows XP's fs is NTFS by default, so your only way to do it is to
> shrink the XP partition with Partion Magic (or maybe other programs can do
> that, but I don't know them).
> If it is FAT32, you can do that with FIPS or Parted.
> (Note: this is strange you don't have a Windows XP CD-ROM, laptops often
> come with some kind of repair cd kit)
> On Tue, 4 Jun 2002 10:43:24 -0500
> "Katharine McCoy" <email@example.com> 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 I can get.
> > -Kat
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