[SATLUG] Boot loader question

Joe null.div.zero at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 08:52:31 CST 2014


I'll probably get a little heat for this; but,  I think VMWare's VMware
Player is a better solution.  Better performance, better integration
(especially with usb), and it's free, as well.

On Saturday, January 4, 2014, Ron wrote:

> 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
>>> /*/sisk.bob at gmail.com
>>> (210) 716-6400 cell/
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