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Old 12-27-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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Dual booting windows 2000 Professional with Fedora Core 3


Hi,
I am trying to dual boot windows 2000 Pro with Fedora.
my windows drive is set as the primary master. My linux drive is setas the secondary master. Both OSes were preloaded in a different IDE configuration.
on my linux drive, the partition table is as follows:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
18932452 4418232 13552480 25% /
/dev/hdc1 118983 12056 100774 11% /boot
none 193060 0 193060 0% /dev/shm

-Thus my boot partition is /dev/hdc1
A website states to:
1. Run grub-install /dev/hdc1
2.edit /etc/grub.conf to include
title Windows 2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
3. Make a copy of the boot sector on a floppy:
if=/dev/hdc1 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1
4. Reboot to windows 2000 pro
5.copy linux.bin to the c:\
6. edit boot.ini to include
c:\linux.bin="linux"
7.Reboot
8. Then once you startup you will see the boot.ini then once you choose linux, it then will summon the grub menu.

someone please tell me if this is a valid way it sounds logical to me, im a newbie to linux

Last edited by Digital Surgeon; 12-27-2004 at 11:14 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 09:58 AM   #2
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Try SuSe

Have you considered another distro like SuSe...installation is much easier. If you first get Windoze installed on the drive in the primary partition then try to install SuSe it will pretty much do everything else for you automatically. Works for me rather well...and I'm a noob myself.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks I will consider that, but I would like to try to challenge myself into doing this. Also Fedora 3 is almost exactly like windows so it fits my needs more ideally but I havent seen SuSe yet.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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This will very well work and is a safe option.

This method works only if you are using GRUB. OTOH if you are using lilo then you have to repeat this procedure of copying the BootSector everytime you run lilo.

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Old 12-28-2004, 08:19 PM   #5
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Thank you for verifying that its a safe option for me, because I dont want to mess it up again and have to reformat, like last time.
 
  


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