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Originally posted by Amerist
Here's how it's done:
1. Install WinXP on one hard drive (or primary partition)
2. Install RH 7.3 on the second hard drive (or seconday partition)
During the Install for RH 7.3, there is a bootloader configuration screen where you get to decide where the bootloader will reside. Use GRUB as your bootloader, put it in the MBR, and this is the key to making it all work: Make sure you give the windows partition/drive a label! That's the most important part because without a label, the Windows partition will not appear in the GRUB bootloader (although it is still accessible if you forgot to do this step) and you will not be able to boot into Windows XP.
I will add another post here with my grub configuration file so you can see how mine looks. I sucessfully set my computer up with two seperate hard drives. /hda is Windows XP and /hdb is my Linux drive. If you have more questions I would like to help.
Then I think you want to install GRUB in the primary drive(winXP)'s Master Boot Record. Then I think it'll default to launching RH7.3 off the second hard drive at first, but with the label you can now select the winXP OS too, and change the default OS later. I think...
The biggest advantage to Grub is its flexibility at boot time. You can pretty easily rewrite what you want to boot, how you want to boot it, etc. Most people will not need this, however, since the only time that should be necessary is when something goes wrong.
The other nice thing about messing with Grub is you don't have to re-run it when you make a change to the grub.conf file. I have been hosed a few times by forgetting to run lilo after an edit :-)
I don't remember where I read it, but I read it several times: first install Windzoo, and then Linux. I installed linuxes several times, I did it always that way, and it was always easy. Good luck.
Haven't you got enough games in Linux?
I use lilo for slack; and well if i don't instert the bootdisk it just shows teh command prompt say "LI_" that's it
so i need to insert the special boot disk to show
Os/s" or something lol thats how i set it to work for me :]
Aman9090 that's not true. I have Windows XP (using NTFS) dual booted and LILO works perfectly. I've been able to go into nomansland and edit lilo.conf without any problems at all.
I'm also very new at this, I've never used Grub, but if I was able to edit lilo.conf (which everyone says is really risky) and have it work perfectly (of course I only made one change at a time, after edited I typed 'lilo' then restarted to check if it was _really_ ok) it's not too hard for anyone to do it.
But it is ultimately up to you, I'm not an expert on LILO, so you might want to choose GRUB, there are experts in GRUB.
I just wanted to let you know LILO works perfectly with NTFS (it called my partition "WinNT(hda1)" I renamed it it "MS Windows" and for the duration of me being away, it's the default choice).
It'd be nice if a GUI was made in editing lilo.conf.
Originally posted by Proud If you're following this:Then I think you want to install GRUB in the primary drive(winXP)'s Master Boot Record. Then I think it'll default to launching RH7.3 off the second hard drive at first, but with the label you can now select the winXP OS too, and change the default OS later. I think...
Hey guys, I'm back YET AGAIN!
How do I install GRUB in my WINDOWS partition? Is this necessary to install GRUB in the MBR of the 1st partition (where WinXP is)?