Re: Installing windows without screwing up Linux?
- From: Douglas Mayne <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 12:52:33 -0600
On Sat, 03 Jun 2006 03:49:27 +0000, Stanislaw Flatto wrote:
Douglas Mayne wrote:<snip>
On Fri, 02 Jun 2006 13:33:55 +0000, Ignoramus28229 wrote:
This is not a troll post.
I need to install windows on my laptop, which currently runs linux
only. That's so that I can run one particular program called Cubloc
Studio (microcontroller programming IDE).
The laptop has a free partition /dev/hda5 (15 gigs).
You won't be installing Windows successfully to an extended partition,
He wants to install the NT variety, read below, as such no problemas
False accusation, mine Win98SE can and is installed on any primary (1-4)
partition on any hard drive. The NT's behave like Unix/Linux in this
respect and can be installed anyplace (hdX, partition 1->n (primary or
Not in my experience. NT's installer barely "behaves" at all, little own
comes close to being as consistent as, say, the Slackware installer.
You are asking for aggravation attempting to install to partition 5.
I stand behind the above statement.
This part of the problem is
non-trivial all by itself, especially if your system is using multiple
partitions and advanced filesystems. Tools like PartitionMagic can only
resize ext2. Disks are so cheap is may be worthwhile to leave your
HTHI don't think that you are entirely correct. I may not be totally correct
Slack user from Ulladulla.
either; there may in fact be a way to install NT or W2k to a logical
partition in the extended partition (note: XP not tested). But allow me
to say this, if you do manage to install it you must have a very big
hammer to slam it in to place. I just tested the standard Windows
installer for NT and W2k under VMWare and it did not install to logical
partition 5. NT rewrote partition 5 as partition 3. Then after first
phase of install, resulting disk did not boot. As for W2k on VMWare with
the disk pre-partitioned in advance the same way, W2k setup said the
partition layout was not acceptable and sent me back to fix it. I aborted
at that point. As I said, not installing to a primary partition is asking
for aggravation. Since, it wants a primary partition give it partition 1
and hope it quits bitching.
hda size type comments
1 100M 0x82 placeholder
2 100M 0x82 placeholder
3 1.5G extended
5 1.5G 0x7 NTFS
BTW, I was about to post a screenshot from VMWare, but decided against it
when the installer fonts became slightly messed up in VMWare.
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