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Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 06:43 AM EDT
If you can, put windows on it's own physical drive, and chainload it from the
linux drive in the bootloader.

This lets you reinstall windows without it trashing everything else - you just
unplug your linux drives while reinstalling windows.

Because really, are you expecting to not need to reistall windows at least
once?

I did this on my last computer, only didn't on my current one because I found I
was never booting windows.


Oh, and I'd reccommend fedora with lfce for your stable one (gnome 3 is far too
tablet-oriented for serious work).

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Authored by: JamesK on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 11:38 AM EDT
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Partition you harddisk first and make the NTFS partition the first one (hda1).
Then install windows and when done, install anything else. This method gives the
least trouble with bootloaders, which Windows tend to sidetrack.
}

My ThinkPad came with Windows 7. I used the Windows utility to shrink the
Windows partition and then installed Linux, partitioning as needed. I use grub
to boot into Linux or Windows.


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