[SATLUG] Boot loader question

Bob Sisk sisk.bob at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 09:07:42 CST 2014


Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like going with one of the virtual solutions will work best for me. I will install today. 
Thanks again guys. 
Bob

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Bob Sisk
sisk.bob at gmail.com
210.716.6400 cell


On Jan 5, 2014, at 8:52 AM, Joe <null.div.zero at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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>>>> (210) 716-6400 cell/
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