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I want to setup the x2 3600 for linux folding. But my son will want to play warcraft and other windows games when he's here.

How do you setup a dual boot menu to choose which os you boot to ??
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when you install linux it it will see the windows install and create a boot loader screen so you can choose you os there
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when you install linux it it will see the windows install and create a boot loader screen so you can choose you os there
QFT. More common distro's will set this up automatically.
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what if I decide I don't like linux and uninstall it, how can i get rid of the boot screen?
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what if I decide I don't like linux and uninstall it, how can i get rid of the boot screen?
Insert your XP disk, go to the recovery console, and type "fixmbr"
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Thanks, reps
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