From: Hex 82,170
Andrew, do you think the simplist solution is just make an XP partition somewhere and run from that? I would hate like heck to give those arrogant snots a hook, but I will for WiTP's sake.
My PC is currently set up as dual-boot, with a Windows partition, a Linux partition, and a separate data partition for sharing common data between them, although this is not really needed now that Linux can reliably read AND write to NTFS partitions. I still prefer to have a separate data partition though, as it makes reinstalling either OS a lot easier. Windows will not read Linux partitions, but you can get third party Windows apps to help with that.
Having to reboot the PC just to run WitP is a pain, though, which is why I will be installing a VM to run it.
If you are going to set up a PC as dual boot, then I suggest partitioning the PC first, then installing Windows, then installing Linux last. It has been my experience that Windows is not very co-operative with other resident operating systems that are already installed. Most Linux installs , on the other hand, will usually detect Windows and set up a dual boot installation for you.
As always, back up all of your data before trying this though...