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GemmaA
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I used the guide in my sig to dual boot with vista/leopard.

But now I want to format the vista partition and reinstall it.

 

But im worried that doing this will make the leopard partition inaccessable and I will have

to reinstall that too and loose everything on it.

 

Anyone have any tips/advice? thanks. ;)

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If you have done a MBR install,

Vista install kills the MBR, and sets the vista partition as active. It does not touch the leo partition in anyway. All you have to do is after you install Vista boot with the leo install disk, reinstall mbr. There are instruction in the forum on how to do it.

Once mbr is reinstalled, boot into Vista. It will give an error and refuse to boot. Boot with vista dvd and select repair which will fix it. try booting vista and see if everything is working (should work)

Again boot into Leo DVD and flag Leopard partitoin as active and boot from harddisk.

Now both Leopard and Vista should work without any issues

 

If you have done a GUID install, the Dual boot guide you have in your sig should apply

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If you have done a MBR install,

Vista install kills the MBR, and sets the vista partition as active. It does not touch the leo partition in anyway. All you have to do is after you install Vista boot with the leo install disk, reinstall mbr. There are instruction in the forum on how to do it.

Once mbr is reinstalled, boot into Vista. It will give an error and refuse to boot. Boot with vista dvd and select repair which will fix it. try booting vista and see if everything is working (should work)

Again boot into Leo DVD and flag Leopard partitoin as active and boot from harddisk.

Now both Leopard and Vista should work without any issues

 

If you have done a GUID install, the Dual boot guide you have in your sig should apply

 

Thanks Ajal, I will give it ago.

 

 

There is an entire forum dedicated to multi-booting.

 

Sorry, didnt realise

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