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Re: debain on windows 2k

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 11:25:42AM +0100, Peter Schnebel wrote:
> On Monday 05 March 2001 09:35, Subramaniam Aiyer (CTS) wrote:
> > can i go ahead with the insatllation or should i downgrade to windowsNT.
> >      one of my friend who was installing red hat had to first downgrade to
> > NT. Also, the sysadmin gave some reason of file systems. can anybody please
> > explain further?
> the only problem i was facing in this constellation was the win2k 
> bootmanager...
> don't ( i mean it ) install lilo in the mbr... you definetly will run into 
> problems with win2k...

This isn't necessary, as long as you have multiple partitions and set
the bootable flag on the linux partition.  I run Debian Potato/Win2k no
problem at home with LILO loading Win2k.  I can even mount the NTFS
partition (read-only) no problem using the ntfs module.

Just repartiton using Partition Magic or something similar and install
normally.  Don't bother with Win2k's boot manager or anything, just
make sure you install linux after windows.


Peter D. Kovacs <peter@kovax.org>
Software Developer
Webmachines, Inc. http://webmachines.com

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