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Author Topic: Wish to dual boot WinXP with vectorlinux  (Read 1126 times)
silverbirch
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« on: June 18, 2008, 05:05:26 am »

I have an AMD Athlon 2000 desktop currently dual booting WinXP and Pclos.  I want to install vectorlinux instead of Pclos but am a little nervous that vectorlinux might not recognise the WinXP installation.  I assume, and hope it will, and that I install bootloader to the default?  Can't actually remember what that is now - MBR?

Thanks
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kc1di
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 05:12:52 am »

Should be no problem Lilo (the boot loader does a good job of picking up XP) It's easy to reverse if something goes wrong if you run into trouble post a message here.
Good luck ,
Dave
P.S. It's always a good idea to back up important files before you proceed however  Smiley
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silverbirch
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 05:18:46 am »

Thanks - I don't use WinXP much - Family Tree mainly, and that is backed up on CD, and to run a website which was created in Win so thought best to make changes in Win.  Hope to do the install tomorrow.  Will certainly post if problems.  Thanks for your prompt reply.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 05:21:24 pm »

Best of luck silverbirch.  It's unlikely you'll have any problems.  But we are here for ya if you do Wink
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