Installing Windoze XP AFTER 64studio

  • MrsColumbo
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2008 - 12:10
Don't shoot me - I'm just the piano player :) Got a gig on short notice (it's paid, and I don't have a lot of time to prepare myself for this act). So I need to poison my trusty Linux-Laptop with a M$-partition, just because I know how to get that running like it did for 6-7 years. Anyone have experience with installing WIndoze AFTER Linux was installed? I have two 120GB-drives, the first one is 64studio. Maybe I (don't forget, I'm a n0000b) can swap the drives? TAR the whole sca drive to scb, install WINXP, later remove WINXP (I'll rehearse with the band, play the gig, get drunk - and maybe laid -, go home, and wipe M$ off my machine as soon as I regain consciousness) and unTAR my BuP to sca again? That possible?

The forces that be ...

  • MrsColumbo
  • 01/11/08
  • Wed, 01/30/2008 - 13:50
You gotta LOVE it :)

Grub

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 01/30/2008 - 12:40
You can install windoze on any partition, regardless of where it is. Just know that the god of the windows is a jealous god, and will not allow booting to any other OS's on the system. No Problem! Get "Super Grub Disk", and restore your grub. You can specify "win + Linux" and it should work. If all else fails, the god of the penquin is a gentle god that wants all OS's to get along - Thus if you reinstall 64studio AFTER you install windoze, all should also be fine.