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Dual Booting DSL and Windows XP

Link to this post 24 Aug 09

Hi Guys!

I'm new here and im pretty noob in using Linux. first of all, im sorry for my english grammar..

i'd like to learn everything in linux. since the vista is release, im starting to HATE windows distributions. Now, im decided to study linux starting in DSL. Small is beautiful! Hehe!

can you teach me how to dual boot DSL to Wndows XP?

thanks in advanced! :)

Link to this post 26 Aug 09

I do believe the this thread from the DSL forums has the info that you are looking for:
http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=5;t=18939;hl=dual+and+boot+and+windows+and+xp

Out of all their threads, this one seemed the most complete.

Hope it helps.

Link to this post 26 Aug 09

Thanks for your kindness Mr. GoinEasy9 :)

Link to this post 26 Aug 09

If you're looking for a neat and very resource echonomic distribution I can recommend my newfound favourite Slitaz. It's a fairly new distribution and has only reached version 2 this far but it's turning out great! The base system runs on 36 megs of ram and it's goodlooking. The only negative point is that because it's so new there aren't as meny applications directly availabel in the official repositories. But there are more availabel trough unofficial "undigest" repos and separate packages. The packaging system is much like apt.

Anyways it's neat, small and good-looking.


EDIT: Oh, and the installer installs grub if you want to but I do not know if it detects your Windows installs.

Link to this post 27 Aug 09

Wow! Thanks... Let me try that one... SliTaz is really small is beautiful.. Anyway, my Windows XP and DSL are successfully dual booting...

Link to this post 28 Aug 09

Tough you should know that most mainstream distributions such as Ubuntu, with shoot-offs such as Mint, Mandriva, Fedora and openSUSE automaticly detects other operating systems on your drives and adds them to GRUB.

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