Windows XP / Fedora 15 Dual Boot



Basically I want to turn a Windows XP system in a Windows XP / Fedora 15 Dual Boot configuration.

As I don't have experience in doing this I started to investigate possible options to achieve this and to learn about issues that I might encounter. From an article about Windows 7 / Fedora Dual boot I came across EasyBCD.

As I saw statements on the EasyBCD page about Windows XP support I tought I would be able to apply the same to create a Windows XP / Fedora dual boot configuration. However I know by now that this isn't directly possible.

I also came across the article on how to install the windows vista bootloader on windows XP. From the commens and answers on this article I understand that this could also be done with the windows 7 bootloader but that it requires usage of EasyBCD version 1.7.2 (or earlier).

My question now is wether my understanding is correct and if you still today recommend this a the procedure for an windows XP / fedora dual boot configuration or if you would advise me to use GRUB as prime bootloader?

I would take the windows 7 bootlader as I've a licensed version on another machine and ofcourse I would use EasyBCD in case when that machine needs to be turned into a dual boot configuration.

Thanks and best regards,


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
Probably easiest just to Install linux and let it take all its defaults. It'll do the XP dual-boot for you.