SSD drive: Windows 7 installed
2 HDD's in Raid 1 configuration for files/data.
Single HDD I want to install XP on.
I slip streamed a CD with nlite with the RAID drivers and XP setup recognizes the drives. The probelm is when I go to install on the drive I get the following error:
To install Windows XP on the partition you selected Setup must write some startup files to the following disk:
<windows 7 disk>
However, this disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition.
To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen ) and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above. If there is no free space on the disk, delete an existing partition , and then create a new one.
Now I understand that the XP setup will overwrite the bootloader and fubar the Win7 boot but that can be fixed. None of the tutorials I've read say anything about XP wanting a new partition though and I believe the reason it does is because the Win7 disk is partitioned with GPT and XP needs MBR.
I'm guessing here the only way I can do this is reinstall 7 on MBR partition?