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I''m done installing XP and I have a nicely sized partition of FAT32 done, so now it''s time to install linux. I put the red hat cd in and it starts taking me through some instalation steps when it gets to the bootloader page I get a little lost. the options already on the list are red hat and dos...and I want to add an option for windows. I click add and it expects me to know which partition it''s on? How do I know this? Shouldn''t it be on the same one as DOS?

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Odds are DOS is your Windows partition. I think you can rename it in the bootloader setup, if not, you can modify grub.conf after you install to name it something other than DOS, like WinXP or something.

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Yeah, I''ve assumed that much...but would it boot XP when I selected DOS (easily renamed to Windows XP)...or would I have to select that, then type "win" every time?

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I don''t know that there even is a ''win'' anymore in XP (I dunno, I use win2k when I use windows). I haven''t heard of typing in ''win'' for a long time.

DOS doesn''t mean you have DOS installed or that you''re going to get a DOS prompt. It is just referring to that particular partition. If you select it, it should boot up to XP just like normal.

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