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[ale] Partitioning Problems

Jim Lynch wrote:
> Andrew Grieser wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:00:02 -0500 Geoffrey
>> <lists at serioustechnology.com> wrote:
>>> Andrew Grieser wrote:
>>>> Hey all,
>>>> I decided to wipe my drive and re-partition so that I can boot 
>>>> multiple operating systems, however I am having a difficult
>>>> time getting it to work. The funny thing is, I have done this
>>>> before and have gotten it working with no problems. I'm a bit
>>>> confused as to why I can't figure this one out.
>>> Install windows first, then repartition your disk.
>>> -- Until later, Geoffrey
>> This worked. Thanks.
>> Now that I think about it, that must be how I did it last time too.
>> I'm thinking about installing windows on a separate hard drive, and
>> then just swapping out drives on the rare occasions when I need it.
>> That way, if windows decides to mess things up, it can only mess up
>> itself.
>> Andrew
> I've been dual booting Linux and windows since Win 95 (maybe before).
>  Never had windows cause a problem with a Linux partition.
> Personally I don't think it's worth the effort.  It's always been
> suggested that you install Windows first and then Linux.  I've done
> the reverse and gotten away with it sometimes, and sometimes not.

My experiences with dual boots are the same.  I've never had Windows 
cause a problem with my Linux partitions.

If you install linux, then Windows, windows will trash your grub/lilo 
and you will have to boot from a rescue disk to recover your dual boot 

It works, as I've taken this approach before, but it's a pain in the butt.

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Until later, Geoffrey

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