Tools and techniques for Windows integration

LIVING WITH WINDOWS

Article from Issue 57/2005

Dualbooting Linux with Windows is the easiest thing in the world, you think, so you install your favorite Linux distro on top of a Windows system, and it sets itself up perfectly. A handy menu even asks which system you’d like to boot, and each system starts as if it were the only brain in the drum. But what if something goes wrong? What if you lose a partition? What if your Windows system gets sick with spyware and you have to re-install? What if you just want to change your configuration – or if are weary of rebooting and would like to simply access Windows files from Linux? In this month’s Linux Windows Integration cover story, we’ll describe how dual boot really works and show you how to configure your own dual boot system.

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