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Adding 2nd disk to linux system and dual boot with Win XP

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I have a linux system with a 10gb hard drive.  I just got a 160gb Western Digital hardrive that I want to add. The desire is to install XP on the new disk  and copy the image of the 10gb disk to the new disk.  And make the original 10gb drive the slave and extended linux partition while still able to have GRUB able to boot my linux distro or XP.   I understand I have to install Windows firstt, I just don't want to lose the layout of my current linux installation.
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You could use partimage to create an image file of you current setup and the restore that to the new drive. If you go to:

http://www.sysresccd.org

This is a bootable linux on cd with full system tools (inc partimage), once you have restored the image to a new partition, you can boot from the cd ,mount up your new partition and change any parameters as needed. you will need to install some sort of dual boot util (bootmagic from powerquest will do ...part of partition magic), and this should see you right.

Da Proff
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Hey prof666,
the rescue cd worked like a charm, thanx dude!
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