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LinuxOrbit: Dual booting Redhat 7.2 and Windows XP HOWTO

Mar 08, 2002, 21:30 (16 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"This HOWTO specifically details how to create a dual boot system using Redhat Linux 7.2 and Windows XP with a NTFS file system using the GRUB boot loader.

The Problem: The problem was stumbled upon after I successfully persuaded my Windows XP-using-friend to install Redhat Linux 7.2 onto the empty end of his hard drive. "Sure." I tell him, "dual booting will be no problem!" A few days later he calls me up frustrated saying that he can no longer access his Windows XP operating system....

The procedure I gave to my friend for the install was one that I had learned from past experience. Knowing how MS Windows XP likes to overwrite the MBR(Master Boot Record)..."

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