[SATLUG] Boot loader question

Miguel Guhlin mguhlin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 17:34:39 CST 2014


Why not avoid dual boot and use virtualbox to load winxp?
On Jan 4, 2014 3:33 PM, "Bob Sisk" <sisk.bob at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (5521) notebook that came loaded with Windows
> 8. I disabled the secure boot and wiped out Win8 and loaded Linux Mint 14
> and Ubuntu on separate partitions (I primarily use Mint). I am in the
> unfortunate position of having to install Windows XP in order to recover a
> customer backup file for my business. I used Gparted to partition the
> drive. If I try to install WinXP will that mess up my boot loader? I am
> afraid I will not have the option for a dual boot of Windows and Mint. I
> tried this a few years ago and seem to remember that Windows wanted to be
> the only OS and Linux disappeared from the boot loader, so then I installed
> Windows first, then Mint and the boot options were OK.
>
> Thanks for the advice anyone can give me.
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