Dual Boot

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Aug 31 23:26:17 UTC 2007

Martin Laberge wrote:

> On August 31, 2007 12:10:23 alex wrote:
>> I should mention that Windows is usually installed in the first
>> partition of  the hard drive.
> And I should add to this,
> I NEVER made a Windows work on any other partition
> than the first partition of the first disk.
> so Having a windows-Any-98-NT-WOW on the first partition
> of the first disk is a VERY-GOOD idea.
> If you install it first in this partition,
> It  is a much better idea...

It's actually quite simple to make Windows boot from another partition, but
it requires fiddling with grub, so I agree with that last.

FYI, if you have Windows on, say, the 2nd partition, you add to the grub
boot stanza for Windows:
 hide (hd0,0)

Then Windows can't even see the first partition, and believes it _is_ on the

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