Dual Boot with RHEL and Windows XP

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Dual Boot with RHEL and Windows XP

Post by Kamran.Ahmed »

Dear all

below are the steps to install and configure a machine with dual boot o/s Readhat Enterprise server and windows xp

suppose we have a hard drive which has two partition c and d

step 1- install 1st windows xp in c partition after the installation

step 2- install 2nd RHEL in d partition keep in mind during installation you have to install grub in MBR after the installation you will not be able to run windows xp

step 3- we have to configure windows xp we need windows xp installation cd boot with xp installation cd and get the recovery console option at recovery console prompt type

bootcfg /rebuild

after to give some option you will be able to run both RHEL and windows xp in a machine when you starts computer there is grub menu appear you have to select other option it will show you windows xp boot loader i have tested above mention procedure with windows xp with RHEL, windows xp with centos and windows xp with Fedora sucessfully if you feel some dificulty let me know

Kamran Ahmed Khan
Registered Linux User # 526139
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