Re: Will wine|win4lin|VMWare save my XP bacon?
John <JohnRChamplin <at> columbus.rr.com>
2006-03-31 23:22:05 GMT
On (31/03/06 15:37), Dave Witbrodt wrote:
> To: debian-user <at> lists.debian.org
> From: Dave Witbrodt <dawitbro <at> sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Will wine|win4lin|VMWare save my XP bacon?
> Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 15:37:52 -0500
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> >At the start, my ThinkPad (A31) was dual booted via grub, Windows XP
> >on /dev/hda1, sid on the rest, 2.6.15-homemade kernel. So I added a
> >second hard drive in the UltraBay. I then copied the XP partition to
> >the new drive -- dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/dev/hdb1 bs=$((1*1024*1024)). I
> >double checked: XP booted and recognized both C: and D: drives. OK, I
> >thought, and wiped Windows off the original drive, and took it all for
> >Debian, with / mounted on hda1.
> So, booting the original XP, it was able to see the new XP
> partition and read it. At this point I would have run CHKDSK to let
> it see if there were file system problems, but let's just assume it
> was OK....
> At this point, BEFORE DESTROYING the working WinXP setup, you
> should have modified your /boot/grub/menu.lst to give you the option
> of booting the new WinXP partition. You needed to see if the new one
> worked before wiping the original.
I did. This is when it recognized both C: and D:, but didn't think to
> MS writes its OSes to only boot off of a C: drive. That means the