Having two OS on one Hard Drive

January 22, 2012 at 14:39:54
Specs: Linux
I have photos on my PC (currently on laptop which is Win 7) But for some odd reason I am not able to get Linux to work Its a version of Linux that requires a internet connection but I have the same connection on my laptop but its not on my PC for some odd reason.... anywho back to what the issue is .. I want to install a version of Windows onto the hard drive that has Linux on it so I can grab the pictures using Windows and email them too myself...

How do I install Windows onto a hard drive that has Linux with out losing any of my photos or data or w/e?


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#1
January 22, 2012 at 15:57:05
You have files on a single drive, that drive has both windows and linux correct?

And the files are on the linux partition that you want to move to the windows partition?

Is that correct or not?

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.


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#2
January 22, 2012 at 16:54:24
nope the drive only has Linux .. I want to make a partition so I can install Windows and not lose any data on the Linux

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#3
January 23, 2012 at 01:20:01
You could have separate partitions for Linux and Windows and the ability to boot either and a third partition that is seen by both. Internet access can be available to both.

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#4
January 23, 2012 at 12:27:09
Then use gparted to resize the linux if you can. I'd also move linux up in the drive. Then install windows to the free area. Then you either have to re-install grub or lilo or fix it so that windows chainloads to a new grub on the linux partition.

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.


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