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Old 25 February 2013, 01:30   #1
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Dualbooting Windows XP2 and Aros.

Has anyone tried to dual boot windows XP and Aros?

Forgive me but I have dual-booted stuff in the past but it has been a very long time since doing this.

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Old 25 February 2013, 07:38   #2
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Yes, i have dual booted with WinXP and also Win7.

When i done it with winXP the installer handled it automatically. With win7 i had to manually edit the grub boot config. There are no gurantees with Aros so be sure to backup anything critical.
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Brilliant

Im assuming it will need a fat32 partition. Im not that clued up with linux. Always just dabbled with livecd's and usb sticks.
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Old 25 February 2013, 20:41   #4
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Aros needs an extended partition. Best to create a partition and leave it unformated, then choose "use empty space" choice in the installer.
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Brilliant

Im assuming it will need a fat32 partition. Im not that clued up with linux. Always just dabbled with livecd's and usb sticks.
AROS uses amiga file systems (sfs is your best option thus far). You can read/write fat partitions amd read ntfs partitions, but youre best off using sfs.
Also, no need to be clued up on linux to use AROS. AROS has nothing to do with linux

If youre not confortable with AROS hdtoolbox then use the installer, which will create partitions itself (although its not very flexible).
Alternatively you could just install to another harddrive (or usb stick/sd card/etc.), and select boot device to select the OS youre booting.
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