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    Dual Booting Debian and Windows

    If I want to dual boot Windows 2000 and Debian, which should I install first? I assume that I'd install Windows first, and then Debian would detect Windows, so that GRUB could boot both?

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    Yer, Windows seems to ignore Linux installs,

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    I can't believe how many times this question gets asked.

    Can't wait for the next "which distro should I use" or "which distro is best" thread

    Although FYI mike, not all distro detect the windows install, and sometimes get a little messed up, always better to double check it or do it by hand.
    Last edited by ikonia; 21-03-2005 at 07:36 PM. Reason: forgot some info
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    install windows first.

    whilst linux installers will detect & add booting options for other oses on your system, windows will remove all trace of linux if it finds it during installation (asnd actually before the install or partition bit, if you bail out it;s still gone)

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    This was just a quick thread to make sure - I didn't want to go through the process of installing everything to find out it doesn't work!
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