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I've decided that I'm not pro enough to deal with the piles of config and compatability work in linux on a regular basis, so I'm going to boot to a XP partition.

 

The harddrive is currently partitioned with a spare 80gb sector I'm not using, and I plan on putting Windows there. Before I burn the cd, is there anything I need to know, along the lines of:

--will xp install peacefully within the partition, and if not, would it be easier just to reformat and repartition the entire thing then reinstall rh9 afterwards?

--what do I need to do within the rh9 burning program to make sure the disk qualifies as a boot disk?

--is there a way to store files on a third partition where they can be mutually accessed by both systems? (I remember linux has a tool to interact with windows-formatted filesystems, but I dont know if it works across a partition)

 

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easiest thing to do is install xp

 

then install linux on another partition or hard drive

 

otherwise you'll end up pulling your hair out trying to reinstall grub so that you can access your linux :)

 

let us know what you decide

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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