I already have windows installed and I would like to install arch on the same HDD. My partitions are as follows:
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.
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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Thank you very much that is exactly what I was looking for.