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Old 05-05-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
sphinx_12tt
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Dual Boot


I am looking for a dual boot software to install on my machine i have linux running (of course) but i want to put windows XP Pro my my Mom to use, although i am trying like hell to convert her to linux.
Also can you guys suggest a good site where i can get material on linux commands lines because i would like to use the shell more ofter.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
huibert.alblas
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/etc/lilo.conf example

Hi,

this is trivial,
(read the net, use google, whatever,
but I have some time on my hands anyway )


Example lilo.conf


boot=/dev/hda
root=/dev/hda6

prompt

timeout=100
install=/boot/boot.b
map=/boot/map

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.4-1-k7
label=debian
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.4-1-k7


other=/dev/hda1
label=dos



The "image=BlahBlah" is will load linux (you alread have this)

The "other" part lets you boot (ms) dos based operating systems,
this includes Win-XP.

Win Xp and 2000 are normaly quiet nice if they find a bootloader during setup,
lilo should not be overwritten.

So change your lilo.conf to something like this,
call /sbin/lilo and your set to go.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
unrealhippie
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and if you use GRUB?

ive already got xp installed but i cant get back at it.. (look at my other thread...)
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:54 AM   #4
huibert.alblas
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Grub ? Thread?

Hi,

what about grub?
I don't know, I never used it.
Lilo works fine for me,
and I know my way around with it.


I don't know about your other Thread either,
care to post a link?
 
  


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