Dual-Booting Issues

If you are new to Linux, you may not be ready to commit to a complete system with Linux when you just
want a test drive. All distributions of Linux can be installed on only certain partitions of your hard disk while leaving others alone. Typically, this means allowing Microsoft Windows to coexist with Linux. So you  can install Linux and Microsoft windows on same machine without any problem between the two.

Because we are focusing on server installations, this post will not cover the details of building a dual-booting system; however, anyone with a little experience in creating partitions on a disk should be able to figure this out. But anyways i will be including this in my later posts. If you are having difficulty, you may want to refer
to the installation guide that comes with your distribution.

Some quick hints:
  • If a Windows 95 or Windows 98 partition currently consumes an entirehard disk as drive C:, you can use the fips tool to repartition the disk. Simply defragment andthen run fips.exe. 
  • If you are using Windows NT/2000 with NTFS and have already allocated all the disk with data on each partition, you may have to move data around a bit by hand to free up a partition. 
  • Don’t bother trying to shrink an NTFS partition, though; because of its complexity, it doesn’t like being resized, and doing so will lead to corruption.
  • From the perspective of flexibility, NTFS doesn’t sound like a good thing, but in reality it is. If you have to run a Windows server, use NTFS.
  • You may find using a commercial tool such as Partition Magic to be especially helpful, because it offers support for NTFS, FAT32, and regular FAT, as well as a large number of other file system types. Its user interface is also significantly nicer than fips.

  • If you’re going to be installing a dual-boot system, install Linux last. If you install Windows last, it will clobber the boot information for your Linux system. If you install Linux last, it will recognize that you have Windows installed and let you choose which one you want to boot by default. 

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