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#1 2008-08-23 17:21:20

chrisn2323
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Registered: 2008-08-23
Posts: 9

Arch dual boot

I already have windows installed and I would like to install arch on the same HDD.  My partitions are as follows:

windows
/boot
swap
/

when installing grub, how should I do it?  Do I make the menu.lst file install grub to /boot and then install grub to the MBR when the window pops up for it?

On a side note: when I do the FTP installation, the only package category is base, but after that page it lists all the packages (no big deal but I am wondering why it is different.  Also ffs I typed arch upon registering and it thought I was a bot.

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#2 2008-08-23 17:28:49

Oxyd
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From: Czech Republic
Registered: 2008-01-17
Posts: 162

Re: Arch dual boot

If you already have Windows installed on the first partition of the first disk, there should be no problem.  Just let GRUB install its files into the /boot partition, then install it on the MBR.  The default menu.lst contains Windows section set to chainload the Windows loader, uncommenting it should be enough.

Last edited by Oxyd (2008-08-23 17:29:17)


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#3 2008-08-23 18:49:42

chrisn2323
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Registered: 2008-08-23
Posts: 9

Re: Arch dual boot

Thank you very much that is exactly what I was looking for.

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