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Old 11-13-2001, 06:31 PM   #1
spheroth
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While installing Mandrake 8.1, it did not allow me to create a boot disk to boot linux so now it boots up into linux whenever I do a cold boot. I would like to be able to decide to boot into windows or linux so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
 
Old 11-13-2001, 06:39 PM   #2
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Well, it depends. You can only have one or the other. Boot into XWindows or console. Depending on which one you want to do, you have to edit which runlevel starts. If you want to go straight into X it's runlevel 4 and console is 3. The file you edit in which you can change this is... /etc/inittab
All you gotta do is look for this and change the 3 or 4 accordingly.

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
 
Old 11-13-2001, 06:42 PM   #3
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Well, it depends. You can only have one or the other. Boot into XWindows or console. Depending on which one you want to do, you have to edit which runlevel starts. If you want to go straight into X it's runlevel 4 and console is 3. The file you edit in which you can change this is... /etc/inittab
All you gotta do is look for this and change the 3 or 4 accordingly.

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
Ok scratch all that...I'm an idiot! Yes, you may flame me for misunderstanding. You want to dual boot linux and windows. The best way to do that is with LILO and under Linux you can do a liloconfig to set that up. D'oh!! Sorry
 
Old 11-13-2001, 07:13 PM   #4
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and if you do want to make that boot disk, either use mkbootdisk at a prompt, or you can use the Mandrake Control Centre to do it in a pretty way. I also *THINK* you can use the same part of teh MCC to configure lilo.
 
  


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