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Installing windows XP on a centOS 4.7 and getting it to dual boot

Posted: 2009/09/09 11:26:15
by cloud_kicker
Hello all,


I've been searching for away to have my CentOS4.7 box to successfully install windows XP. I currenlty have a pentuim 4 and a 320gb hd sata and about 2gbs of memory. I formated centOS to use about 200gb and I would like windows XP to use the remaining 120gb. I searched for ways to install windows on the centOS box but I am not having any luck. So far the only help I've found were people who have windows XP already installed and wanting to dual boot with centOS. Everytime I try to install windows the cd appears to load then goes to a blank screen and nothing happens. I've also seen forums where people have ubuntu and want to install windows I've tried following these steps but hit a brick wall because the instructions are geared for ubuntu and not centOS 4.7. Any assistance or direction with this matter will help greatly thanks.

Installing windows XP on a centOS 4.7 and getting it to dual

Posted: 2009/09/09 13:12:49
by gerald_clark
Install windows first after removing the partitions.

Re: Installing windows XP on a centOS 4.7 and getting it to dual boot

Posted: 2009/09/10 19:04:47
by pschaff
As Gerald suggests, Windows is very picky about the disk configuration it will install on. Have you considered using [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos#head-fb1ff7e71fb5f2f511cda8c68cb6ba5f6e8decae]virtualization[/url] instead of dual-boot? I like [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Virtualization/VirtualBox]VirtualBox[/url].

You should also consider updating to 4.8 if sticking with the CentOS 4 line.

P.S. Moved to CentOS 4 Miscellaneous as a more appropriate home than "Applications and Software Support"