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Old 10-24-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Cannot boot in win2k anymore???


I just installed red hat 9.0, I had win2k pro and win 98 before. I formated the win98 partition to install red hat. Everything works well in red hat, except the fact that I can't go in win2k pro anymore, the only choices of boot that I get at the start are red hat and dos.

Please help, I have important files on that partition of win 2k, I can't affort to format it.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 09:32 PM   #2
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what happens when you choose DOS at the boot menu? It might just be the name the boot loader uses for M$ products.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 09:42 PM   #3
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Well, I get two messages and after that, just a black screen with the little cursor, I can't type anything, pressing enter or escape don't do anything, I can wait 10 minutes and I still have the same screen.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:32 PM   #4
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Most likely you've installed the linux bootloader into your hard disk's master boot record (MBR). I've made a successful dualboot between RH7.3 and Win2k pro using the NT Bootloader. To give you a hint: during installation, when Linux asks you where to install the bootloader, choose "first sector of the root partition", not at the master boot record. I hope that will help ya.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:38 PM   #5
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To make it more specific (that's what I forgot), make a linux boot diskette first, and reinstall windows. That will overwrite the linux bootloader saved in the MBR, and will make windows boot at startup. To boot to your linux installation, just insert the linux bootdisk.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:51 PM   #6
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Tanks a lot!
 
  


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