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 Post subject: install Mandriva2009 first, then XP (yes or no)
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:44 am 
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Hey guys,

I know there are "sticky notes" regarding what to install first but I don't have time to read em yet. For now I just need to know if it is possible to install winXP AFTER installing Mandriva2009. Just say YES or NO.

Sorry this is just a "quickie" request from my sister.

Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:53 am 
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It is possible, but you'd have to repair the MBR (back to GRUB) after installing Windows. It is much easier to install Windows first, but you can install Linux first.


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smartcat99s is right. It's not the most pleasant experience in the world. Microsoft likes to remove traces of their competitor's operating systems when it installs the MBR. It's also possible to add another OS to the MIcrosoft bootloader, but it's not as easy as letting a GNU/Linux distribution installer setup everything automatically with GRUB or LILO.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:33 pm 
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Thanks for the replies, my friends :)

Yea cuz I'm at my sister's place right now with mandriva2009 dvd but I forgot my winXP DVD at home and I won't be back here in another 2 weeks.

So for 2 weeks, she will have to learn mandriva :P


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:35 pm 
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logicmaster2003 wrote:
Thanks for the replies, my friends :)

Yea cuz I'm at my sister's place right now with mandriva2009 dvd but I forgot my winXP DVD at home and I won't be back here in another 2 weeks.

So for 2 weeks, she will have to learn mandriva :P

I don't think it should stop you from installing Mandriva. You should just be ready to do more work to get it working than you otherwise would. It wouldn't stop me, personally.. it'd just be a hassle later on when you install XP.

If she already has XP installed, you could just resize the partition instead of reinstalling Windows.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:58 pm 
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oh her winXP was overflowing with trojans for over a year so i completely wipe out her HDD using KILLDISK live CD.

Then I popped-in Mandriva2009 DVD and installed / upgraded to 2009.1 and added Compiz Fusion and all those delicious looking thingamajig :)

Now I'm rebooting to Acronis True Image CD to snapshot the whole install for safekeeping :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:20 pm 
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Overflowing? Yeesh. Just say NO to pr0n sites, filesharing sites, and the like. MiRC is the way to go for all your file needs.


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Overflowing? Yeesh. Just say NO to pr0n sites, filesharing sites, and the like. MiRC is the way to go for all your file needs.


LOLZ !! no no porn sites, my sis is only 12 ! she use bittorent alot tho for music n stuffs. Thanks for telling about MiRC, i'll research what it is about :)


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logicmaster2003 wrote:
LOLZ !! no no porn sites, my sis is only 12 ! she use bittorent alot tho for music n stuffs. Thanks for telling about MiRC, i'll research what it is about :)

They do start young.


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It won't be that difficult. Here's the easiest way.

Since you already have Linux installed, use Gparted or your partition editor of choice to re-size your partition. You can't be using the partition you're using, so use a LiveCD. Resize your Linux partition to give enough room you want for Windows.

When you get back out there with your Windows disc, Install Windows on the empty space. Windows will load it's own NT boot loader so you won't see Linux for a bit.

Now do a search for something called Super GRUB disc. Download it and burn it to a CD. Use this to reload the GRUB boot loader to your MBR. Wam, Bam, and you're back in dual-booting business.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:25 pm 
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that linux guy

Thank you very very much for that awesome tip :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:51 am 
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logicmaster2003 wrote:
that linux guy

Thank you very very much for that awesome tip :)


Not a problem mang. It's circle of computer forums. We're all learning, and each on a different levels. We help people when they don't know something. Later on, that person will do the same... and so on, and so on..... It's been happening in every tech forum since the dawn of ti... well, affordable internet connections.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:32 pm 
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I don't mean to change topic but I have successfully migrated Mandriva2009.1 hdd to a new cpu/mobo as of 1 hour ago :) and I wanted to share some solution to the encountered problem.

old: Asrock939 dual sata2 mobo / Opteron-148 cpu (dec 2005)
new: ASUS P5KPL-CM Motherboard (may 26, 2009) + PentiumD945 from a dead biostar P4m900-m7-se (Aug 2008)

Booted up to safemode but upon entering username/password, it booted me to "INIT to go to singler user mode" and "sh-3.2#" on the next line. What I did was reboot again and then highlighted the default entry (not safemode) and then hit 'e' for edit and simply changed the command line that says "splash=quiet" to "splash=verbose".

After that, it booted up successfully (YEY now i got dual core. This Mandriva OS was installed on Opteron-148 / Asrock939 dual sata 2 mobo from few months ago). And hence.. a happy ending !

Thanks!


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