Brian Vagnoni on 26 Sep 2008 14:12:52 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Any Dual Boot Advice

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Stempin

> You should always install windows before linux.


Yeah Vista is already installed. It's an HP tx2500z
tablet with AMD Puma chipset & ATI HD3200 integrated
graphics. Opensuse 11 chokes shortly after trying to access

Brian Vagnoni
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2008 17:08:02 -0400
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Any Dual Boot Advice

> The reason for this is that when you install windows, it overwrites
> your
> MBR, which prevents any other OS's from booting (unless they're
> windows
> based).  If you install windows first and then linux second (pretty
> much
> regardless of distro), the installer will recognize that it's not the
> only
> OS on the system.  It will then install itself in such a way that you
> can
> dual-boot.
> HTH,
> Brian
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