06. How Do I Create A Dual Boot System
Dual booting is simply the practice of installing
two operating systems on one hard drive. The
technique is pretty straight-forward as, basically,
all you are doing is installing one operating system
after another. However, there is one golden rule;
and that is: you should always install the oldest
operating system first. In other words, if you
wanted to say, install Windows XP and Windows ME, you should
first install Windows ME and then install Windows
XP. Each system, of course, would be running on a
separate partition; the actual partitioning being
sorted out during installation.
As an alternative, you could use third party
partitioning software such as Partition Magic, but partitioning is just as
easily accomplished while installing Windows XP.
When installing any operating system, whether as
a single boot or dual boot system, always endeavor
to have all necessary drivers that you may
require to hand.