Linux Installation Summary
In summary, its important to note that the installation of a dual boot operating system went smoothly because we installed each operating system to its own partition. And, we never deleted or removed an existing partition when we added the new operating system. We ran the Linux Installer, and it left Windows XP intact, because we chose not to remove non-Linux partitions. Then, the Grub bootloader recognizes that we have two bootable operating systems on our hard drive, and it gives us the option to boot from either.
For this dual boot installation, we installed Windows XP first. Then, the Linux bootloader recognized the existing operating system and it allowed us to install the dual boot operating system. Thats the purpose of a bootloader. It lets us choose between different operating systems at startup.
Congratulations! Youve now installed a dual boot operating system on your new PC!
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