Kevin Philp <> said on 29 August 2005 09:50:
> 1. Let him keep his laptop with WinXP on it and set up Samba to
> support him.
>> 2. Force him to comply to our Linux only network and dual boot his
> laptop so he can use Linux when he is here.
If you are buying the hardware you dictate the conditions of use not the
other way round.
>> I prefer option 2 but he is complaining that "WinXP doesn't like you
> messing with hard drive partition tables"... is there any truth in
> this or can I happily repartition his laptop hard drive, drop Linux
> on and boot from Grub?
WinXP doesn't care as long as you don't do silly things with the MBR. I have
changed linux distro on my laptop at least 4 times in the last 12 months and
the WinXp install hasn't been affected in any way
>> Any bad experiences on dual booting Linux with WinXP on laptops?
The only problem I ever had was with wireless networking in Windows. Linux
>> Doesn't WinXP use ntfs and how well is that supported in Linux?
You can read from NTFS quite happily, but you can't write to it (at least
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