I am trying to configure my laptop so as to be able to dual boot Windows 7 (64Bit) and Arch Linux.
The laptop on which I want to do that came pre installed with Windows 7. The installation consisted of 2 partitions: the first one 5360 MB in size, obviously being a recovery partition, the second one, using the rest of the harddisk, with Windows itself.
Windows is booted by BIOS through/via MBR.
Here's what I have done so far.
- Went into Windows and shrank the second partition to make room for some linux partitions.
- used Arch Linux live cd to startup Linux environment
- created primary partition
/dev/sda3(100MB for /boot)
- created extended partition
/dev/sda5 .. /dev/sda10for
swapand two spare partitions.
- installed Arch linux packages (so that, for example,
And here's where I am stuck.
I figure I should do something with grub (but am not 100% sure about that) so that it loads either Windows on
/dev/sda3) but I have no clue how I would proceed, especially that I am not destroying the Windows booting mechanism.