Dual boot (XP) best practice?

Scott Ledyard scott at redboot.biz
Tue Feb 27 02:58:36 GMT 2007

I'd go with the previous post from Simon that says:

> You could probably boot to the Live CD, run "sudo gparted" from the
> commandline to bring up the partition editor and delete all the partitions.

This same thing happened not long ago to me. Just zap all partitions and
reboot from the Win CD to reinstall. You don't have to establish an NTFS
partition. Windows doesn't care if the disk is blank. It just doesn't want
active partitions.
BTW, a handy, fast booting CD to have around is GParted all by itself. Never
think about using Partition Magic again. It's available at

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