Originally Posted by moljac024
I have Fedora 7 installed, up to date and setup the way i want it. I would like to install windows xp now, but i still want to use my fedora 7 without the hassle of reinstalling it. Is it possible ?
It's possible. The most popular, easiest to explain and safest way to do that is to install XP on a separate drive that is set to first in the BIOS drive order. After XP is installed and working normally, return the Fedora drive to first in the BIOS drive order. XP will then not boot, but editing the Fedora grub.conf file will get XP booting again from the GRUB menu.
This idea has sort of become a classic method and is popularly known as Jim Lawrence's dual boot method. Normally, XP is installed first, but that doesn't really matter. And Jim Lawrence's wiki describes the drives as IDE drives on separate channels, but that doesn't matter either. I have done this with IDE drives on the same channel (cable). And other people have done this with two SATA drives.
If you have a second drive for XP and are interested, help will come as needed for the grub.conf thing after XP has been installed.