Reinstalling for dual boot

April 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm 5 comments

Yesterday I finally gave in and installed Windows XP to dual-boot with Linux Mint. I just couldn’t stand not being able to run windows programs anymore (read: games). Yes, I’ve tried Wine and virtual operating systems (more on that later). It’s just that not everything works between those two, especially games. And if I’m gonna run Windows virtually inside Linux, why not just set up a dual-boot and suffer waiting the extra 15 seconds for Linux to shut down?

Come to think of it, if I’m that desperate to run Windows, why not just ditch Linux? I actually thought about that, long and hard, but I’ve decided to stick with Linux for the time being. By using Linux I’ve been learning some stuff not only about Linux but about computers in general, so that’s good. Of course, this learning comes at the cost of not being able to do what I actually want to do on a computer sometimes, or taking a long time at it, but oh well.

Also, if I stopped using Linux, what would I blog about? The Silicon Jungle would have to be chopped down… burned… destroyed. I wonder if anyone would notice it ever existed… besides my thousands of readers. 😉

Anyways… after I installed XP on a new hard drive partition, Linux’s Grub bootloader was overwritten by Windows. So after going on yet another “fix-it” mission, or rather “learn-how-to-fix-it-then-fix-it,” I got Grub working again… but now it takes almost twice as long to boot into Linux and maybe 3 or 4 times as long for Windows. Now I see a new screen when booting into Linux that lists a bunch of stuff loading and some errors too, so something seems to be wrong. I’m going to reinstall Linux and Windows, Windows first this time. So it’s back to the beginning. -_-


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So many music players Dual-boot install done

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. drummerdoido  |  April 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    ” suffer waiting the extra 15 seconds”, hahaha.
    the last paragraph was funny too, lol. I like the way you write. even though a lot of the stuff you say is way over my head it’s still really easy and fun to read.

  • 2. fipi  |  April 9, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Sweet, that’s what I’m aiming for. 😀 Light reading about Linux that anyone can enjoy… well I think that’s impossible. It kinda helps that you go to LeTourneau, and even more that you live in a geek dorm. 😛

  • 3. drummerdoido  |  April 11, 2009 at 1:56 am

    lol, yeah I guess a very small part of me is a computer nerd. but that’s a very small part. just enough for me to admit I read a Linux blog. :p

  • 4. fipi  |  April 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    That’s plenty of nerdiness, or else you wouldn’t be here. But a better term than nerdiness is l33t superh4xx0rness. So if someone sees you reading this blog and they call you a nerd, just say, “I’m sorry, you’re mistaking me with someone else. I’m L337 SUPERH4xx0R!!11!” And then you jump out the window and fly away in your roflcopter.

  • 5. diggy  |  April 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I can’t wait til someone calls me that.


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