[SLE] Installing SuSE beside Windows on old hardware
From: Clayton (suselist_at_smaug42.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 17:58:29 +0100
OK, A friend of mine is thinking about installing Linux (he's got SuSE
8.2) on his computer. He's got a P2/400 (256MB, 42GB HD, 8MB Video).
The BIOS is old and cannot support Windows and the 40GB HD without
the drive overlay software he's got installed.
I know SuSE8.2 will install fine and doesn't need the drive overlay
sftware... but, the question I can't answer for him is, what happens
with the drive overlay software and Windows? If my friend installs
Linux, and the installer overwrites the MBR, will he loose the
overlay software? As far as I know, the overlay software MUST be
available on startup to allow windows to load, but will the SuSE
install leave it alone, replace it, or do something else with it? Any
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