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Thread: Format and Reinstall Win Xp in a triple boot setup




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    Will i have any problems if i keep my triple boot and just format the winXP partition and reinstall XP? Will linux continu working or damn xp will refuse to see linux OS?
    Right now i use the mandrake boot manager.
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    after you reinstall XP you will have to boot off the Mandrake CD and repair lilo
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    When you install Win XP it will write over your MBR, getting rid of your bootloader (lilo or grub). So before you install it make a boot disk for ur linux installation, install XP, then use the boot disk and put your choice of bootloader back on ur hd :thumb: Also be sure not to format ur whole hd, only the XP partition :cheers:

    <edit> looks like minibubba beat me to it</edit>

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    Thanks ill do it soon.. i thought that XP was better than the others windows... but there is nothing like a fresh install!!!
    SYX -=AMD Powered=-
    AMD 1800+ @ 1880Mhz on A7S333 , 250 Meg DDR 333 Platinum @2-2-2-6
    Asus TNT 2 32 meg (128) , 250W ATX, 200W AT (same case)
    Steel automotive intake fan (see avatar) , 3X40mm exaust fans in the back

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