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Install windows over linux

I have Linux Fedora 3 Core installed on my desktop ,and wan to install Windows 2000 or Windows XP on it , I tried inserting the Windows installation CD and it did not work , are there any specific steps involved to install windows over linux?
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janu_s
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Just boot off the Windows CD and delete the existing "unknown" partitions.  Then create partitions for Windows.

(What's wrong with Linux?)
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trigger-happyCommented:
when you reboot and insert the cd, the windows installation should occur. If this does not happen, then it may have something to do with your bios settings.

--trigger-happy
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rindiCommented:
Get yourselve a copy of vmware

http://vmware.com

This software lets you install most other Operating systems inside your Host OS (in your case FC3). The client OS gets installed in an image and runs like it was on it's own PC. Your Windows XP can even crash to a BSOD and it won't affect your linux from keeping on running.

This is much better than throwing away linux, which is much better than windows, and you still have the possibility to use XP if that is absolutely necessary.
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manav_mathurCommented:
Check your BIOS boot sequence. The cdrom should have a priority over the hard disk device for booting.....

Manav
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