LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
junkano
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
2 operating systems


Hello

I have a 2 hard disks.

On my 1st hard disk is WINXP pro installed
On my 2nd hard disk i got 2 partitions, and I installed linux redhat enterprise as v4 on the 2nd partition.

I have the 4CD version of linux.

I selected GRUB boot loader at the installation and selected linux as the standard default operating system to startup.(installation did not ask for LILO configuration and i dont see a LILO options while i boot)

But it does not load linux, it loads MS WINDOWS XP PRO. Maybe i havent put the boot loader into Master Boot Record? how will I do that?

Yours sincerely

Jun

Last edited by junkano; 01-23-2007 at 05:15 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
AshleyScott
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
bye bye all. 8)

Last edited by AshleyScott; 01-29-2007 at 03:55 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 12,043

Rep: Reputation: 970Reputation: 970Reputation: 970Reputation: 970Reputation: 970Reputation: 970Reputation: 970Reputation: 970
First try swapping the disk boot order in the BIOS - see if Redhat loads then.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 07:51 PM   #4
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by AshleyScott
O I have seen this before. Gosh I wish I could tell you. I am so Gnome. I am so very interested in seeing a reply to your topic.
Ashley;
This is not useful--please do not post unless you can add something--even if only to seek clarification.

Junkano;
From the description, I am guessing that you put grub on the mbr of the 2nd drive, or perhaps on the boot sector of the new Linux partition. syg00's suggestion will help us figure out which.

You can also try booting from the Linux install CD and either booting the HD installation from there, or simply doing ctrl-alt-F1 to get to a terminal.

Once you get to a Linux terminal, you install grub like so: (This assumes 2 IDE/PATA drives with Linux on drive 2, partition 2, AND no separate /boot partition. If your setup is different, please describe)
Code:
grub
root (hd1,1)
setup (hd0)
note that GRUB counts from zero
GRUB manual here:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:45 AM   #5
junkano
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany
Ashley;
This is not useful--please do not post unless you can add something--even if only to seek clarification.

Junkano;
From the description, I am guessing that you put grub on the mbr of the 2nd drive, or perhaps on the boot sector of the new Linux partition. syg00's suggestion will help us figure out which.

You can also try booting from the Linux install CD and either booting the HD installation from there, or simply doing ctrl-alt-F1 to get to a terminal.

Once you get to a Linux terminal, you install grub like so: (This assumes 2 IDE/PATA drives with Linux on drive 2, partition 2, AND no separate /boot partition. If your setup is different, please describe)
Code:
grub
root (hd1,1)
setup (hd0)
note that GRUB counts from zero
GRUB manual here:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
Hello

When i force my computer to boot the hard disk where linux is installed i get this message

"Boot Failure
Reboot and Select proper boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device
Press any key when ready"

I don't know why it gives me this, but Im 100% certain i installed Linux succesfully (I also got the message that linux was succesfully installed)

I found out that my Grub was already installed in the MBR.

I'm at my wits end
 
Old 01-24-2007, 06:06 AM   #6
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728
Quote:
"Boot Failure
Reboot and Select proper boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device
Press any key when ready"
That means that the BIOS cannot find boot code on that drive.

You can still try what I suggested, but it may be easier to simply re-install Linux. First, reset the BIOS and verify that it is booting the first drive. Then, during the install, be sure that grub goes on the mbr of the first drive (not on a boot sector of a partition). If it is not obvious what it is going to do, then see if there is an option to put grub on a floppy.

Finally, please tell us what distribution you are using. (You mention a 4-CD set, but if you do reinstall, only install the minimum. You can always add things later.)
 
Old 01-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #7
junkano
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hello

I have Linux redhat Enterprise AS v4

I'll try to do what you say now... thanks
 
Old 01-24-2007, 01:13 PM   #8
wahming
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 133

Rep: Reputation: 15
pixel, he did mention that in his 1st post. Junk, if that doesn't work, give us some info on your hardware setup.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:18 PM   #9
junkano
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hello

Im in linux now, i also configured the Ethernet to get on internet, took me bout 20 mins!

Well thank you extreme much for your help!!!

Take care all I'll be back when i'm at my wits end again with another problem within Linux

Bye!!
 
  


Reply

Tags
boot, dual, grub, linux, systems, windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 Operating Systems James_the_Great Linux - Newbie 10 08-23-2006 06:40 PM
two operating systems at once scales Linux - Newbie 1 08-12-2006 11:40 PM
My view of operating systems so far linuxLuser LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 1 01-24-2005 03:37 AM
Multiple Operating Systems workerfly Linux - Newbie 2 09-06-2002 03:24 PM
Two Operating Systems PEDRO Linux - Software 1 01-28-2001 10:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration