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I have Windows XP as my main right now, but I want to dual boot with ArchLinux. When I install Arch, will it automatically set up GRUB for me?
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I have no experience with arch itself, but most of the linux distros i have tried automatically set up a bootloader that recognized windows.
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Arch is more of a hands-on distro and less automatic... I've only installed it once (never got a GUI, though), and I remember it installing GRUB. I'm not sure if it'll automatically put everything on the list the way you want it right off the bat, though. I'm sure DangerousHobo or Biatchi would know.
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I had Ubuntu for a while and got a little bored. I learned the basic console commands, ls, cd, ./configure. What distro should I try next?
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I have Windows XP as my main right now, but I want to dual boot with ArchLinux. When I install Arch, will it automatically set up GRUB for me?

It'll be one of the last options during the install, "install bootloader" is what its called I believe. It'll let you choose to install either Grub or Lilo.

It'll then drop you in vi or nano (you choose) and lets you edit the config file before hand (it'll have an option to boot Arch and Windows by default already there but thats it). You can add other options then if you'd like.
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I had Ubuntu for a while and got a little bored. I learned the basic console commands, ls, cd, ./configure. What distro should I try next?
Now learn how to compile the kernel and install gentoo.
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