[SATLUG] Boot loader question

Ron ron.j.mann at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 17:49:19 CST 2014


Virtualbox or KVM may be something to consider. I am not sure about the 
driver issue for XP on a Windows 8 machine. Just something to consider.

On 01/04/2014 05:34 PM, Miguel Guhlin wrote:
> 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.
>> --
>> */Bob Sisk
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>> (210) 716-6400 cell/
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