I installed RedHat 8.0 on my laptop that currently has Win2k installed. I have a 40GB hard drive that I used PartitionMagic to partition as follows:
5GB Win2k (FAT32)
100MB Linux /boot (ext3)
27GB Windows Programs (FAT32)
7.5GB Linux / (ext3)
1GB Linux (swap)
These partitions were formatted in PartitionMagic prior to installing RedHat.
The install for RedHat went fine, and when prompted for a boot loader, I chose to not have one, but just to create a floppy boot disk. When the install finished and I rebooted with the floppy in the drive, all I get is "Boot Failed". If I remove the floppy and boot from hard drive, I boot into Win2k fine.
Is it a problem that I formatted the partitions with PartitionMagic and therefore skipped the formatting during the install of Redhat?