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Old 09-09-2002, 05:36 PM   #1
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Add Linux to WinXP Boot loader


I just installed XP on my IBM thinkpad and I can't get it to load, I chose not to install a Linux boot loader because I couldn't set WinXP as the the default and I didn't want to not be able to boot into XP if there was no option for it in the bootloader... anyway, how do i load Linux with the Windows XP boot loader?
 
Old 09-09-2002, 06:07 PM   #2
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There's a howto: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux+NT-Loader.html
It works also with XP. You don't have a boot floppy to boot to Linux, but you can use the installation cd instead.
In case of doubts write again.
 
Old 09-09-2002, 10:47 PM   #3
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# After you installed XP on /dev/hda1
# & Linux with lilo on /dev/hda2
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# Replace /dev/hda2 if need be
#
Boot Linux & open terminal
mount /mnt/floppy
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/mnt/floppy/boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
cp boot.lnx /mnt/floppy
umount /mnt/floppy
Boot XP
copy boot.lnx c:\
edit boot.ini
After multi(0)..., add a new line
C:\boot.lnx="linux"
Reboot
 
Old 09-11-2002, 08:18 AM   #4
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I tried that too.. but when I select RedHat in NT bootloader the screen turns blank with a cursor blinking, nothing happens, ne1 knows why?
 
Old 09-11-2002, 04:53 PM   #5
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It looks you've used dd on the wrong partition (it must be the same lilo is installed to).
 
Old 09-12-2002, 10:54 PM   #6
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You didn't install lilo on /dev/hda2. That's why.

pico /etc/lilo.conf
Ensure it's pointed to /dev/hda2
exit
/sbin/lilo
 
  


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