second operating sysyem

Posted on 2003-11-13
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I want to add linus as a second operating system on a second hard drive.  The first drive has win XP pro.  I want to use bootmagic.  Should I install bootmafig first or install linux and then bootmagic?  Also any tips for installing on a second hard drive?

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hi pentomino,

why don't you try out ' partition magic' have an option on it that will installed 2nd OS .


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If you have a second drive and you are using any common version of linux Boot managers are usually included with the product such as lilo upon installation of linux.
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Well, I installed Mandrake Linux 8.2 and it automatically installed Bootloader (perhaps I missed an option in the beginning) I would have preferref Bootmagic but can live with Bootloader if I knew how to configure it.
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HOW TO: Create a Multiple-Boot System in Windows XP;EN-US;306559

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