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Old 11-20-2002, 02:32 PM   #1
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Arrow Opinion/Advice needed on a setup:


Just a real simple question here. More or less, I wanted some feedback and recommendations/suggestions.

Basically, I have 3 computers that I am going to dual boot between Win2k and RH 7.3.

My question is: What would be a best/better way to setup a dual boot between Win2k and RH 7.3?

Details are cool. For instance, what should be installed first
What boot manager etc.

All comments are welcome.


Looking forward to comments and input.

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Old 11-20-2002, 02:40 PM   #2
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the best thing to do is to install your Win2K first, and then after that, you should install RH. Winbloze likes to be the first partition in the diks always...so this way you'll save lots of problem if installed otherwise.
Is this your first time using/installing Linux?

if you need any more help, would be more than glad to help,
good luck.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 02:57 PM   #3
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Actually, i'm pretty comfortable with Linux and Red Hat. However, I have never setup a dual boot between the two.

I know that Windows likes to take control of the MBR and if you install Windows second, it will overwrite the MBR.

I was just curious as to what would be a efficient way to install the two. I know that Windows goes first, RH second.

My next question is on a boot manager. Lilo? grub?

Also, anyone know of a decent how-to to reference?

Thanks guys.

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Old 11-20-2002, 06:26 PM   #4
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go Lilo, it's straight forward to use, and well, it usually always works.

Grub, some may argue, is easier because you don't have to re-run it when you edit it, but sometimes with Grub you need to edit more than one file to make sure it will work 100%.

I use both, one of each computer, and if I install it on another computer I would go Lilo.

Anyway, it's more a preference thing.

You want a how-to on what?

I suggest checking out www.google.com/linux

just type in what ever you want, and there's a high probability you'll find it there,
 
  


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