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Old 07-12-2003, 03:27 AM   #1
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i am in a fix over a dual boot system with win98 and redhat linux 7.3


First i installed win98 and left out a free space(unformatted) of about 5 gb. then i installed linux. i choose the lilo bootloader, chose the mbr to install into and made linux default, then also after rebooting the system does not prompt for a choice of OS to be run. it starts with win98.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 06:38 AM   #2
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sounds like the bootloader didn't install correctly, or went to the wrong place...

You can boot linux with LOADLIN or possibly from the recovery console from the CD...

In Slack 8, you type: linux root=/dev/<Linux partition> where it says 'Boot:'

With Loadlin, you would copy a kernel off of the cd and do something like: loadlin <kernel> root=/dev/<Linux partition> ro
(or something similar)

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Old 07-12-2003, 06:45 AM   #3
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sounds like the bootloader didn't install correctly, or went to the wrong place...

You can boot linux with LOADLIN or possibly from the recovery console from the CD...

In Slack 8, you type: linux root=/dev/<Linux partition> where it says 'Boot:'

With Loadlin, you would copy a kernel off of the cd and do something like: loadlin <kernel> root=/dev/<Linux partition> ro
(or something similar)

OR - just re-install Linux again and hope you had a typo the first time =)

Micah
 
Old 07-12-2003, 06:45 AM   #4
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sorry for the duplicate post - LinuxQuestions.org was having problems this morning (6:30-6:45 cst)
 
Old 07-12-2003, 07:09 AM   #5
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Perhaps te easiest thing to do is to reboot from the Red Hat installation cd's and then reinstall the bootloader (grub/lilo). You must install the bootloader in the Master Boot Record. Normally Anaconda (the RH installer) makes sure other Operating Systems are also in the bootloader. Yes, this will take a while but it's the easiest way.

ps. Perhaps you should read the Red Hat Linux 7.3 Installation Guide wich you can download from the Red Hat website?
 
  


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