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Dual Boot with Fedora Core 6 and Windows XP

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 18 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2007/02/06
Source code: N/A

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Not everyone has a half-dozen computers in their office or home so that they can use a separate machine for each OS they want to work with. After all, Tom Watson of IBM once said that he couldn't imagine a need for more than five computers in the entire world. As a result, setting up a single machine to host more than one operating system is a common requirement. Unfortunately, much of the reference material out there is old or inappropriate for a dual boot of Fedora's latest release and the tried-and-true Windows XP. Here's how to get the two to co-exist nicely on the same computer with a minimum of fuss, and not too much Linux expertise either!

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. The environment and goal for this article

3. Ill-fated attempts

4. Clear off the hard disk using Knoppix
4.1. Using qtparted to delete partitions
4.2. Tricks with qtparted delete

5. Install Windows

6. Install Fedora Core 6
6.1. Behind the scenes after the Windows XP install
6.2. Install FC6
6.3. Configure the boot loader for Fedora Core 6 and Windows XP

7. Installing Windows from a Product Recovery CD

8. Where to go for more information

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