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Old 10-22-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Dual Boot But no Linux


Hi, i recently split my h/d in several partitions and in one of them i install Windows XP. Then i install Linux Debian (I use one partition as swap (500mb) and another partition as EXT2 - File System) completely. After a reboot my computer does not ask me which OS i want to use and automatically boot to Windows XP. What i must do to make the pc ask me which OS i want to use?
 
Old 10-22-2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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What i must do to make the pc ask me which OS i want to use?
To install a boot loader. For example, GRUB.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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To install a boot loader. For example, GRUB.
To install it where? I cannot boot with Linux Debian and in Windows Xp I cannot open the Partitions and view the files. They do not have letters..
 
Old 10-22-2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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A "Live CD" Distro is the tool that can help. Most have Grub and you can also use commands to see your hd partitions.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #5
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To install it where? I cannot boot with Linux Debian and in Windows Xp I cannot open the Partitions and view the files. They do not have letters..
In Linux. Just take your machine boot up from LiveCD.

Then create a mount point wherever you want.
Code:
 mkdir /mnt/disk
Mount your partition were you installed your Linux:
Code:
 mount -t FS_TYPE /dev/DISK_DRIVE /mnt/disk
Then you need to chroot.
Code:
 chroot /mnt/disk /bin/bash
After that, you are in Linux installed to hard disk.
Install a boot loader, configure it (I guess you'll want to add the Windows partition there) and enjoy. =)
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:42 AM   #6
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Hi again..
I'm really new to linux and i would apreciate a lot if you could help me writing down step-by-step informations.
Where can i find a bootloader for debian?
How i boot with bootloader? I try a lot of bootloaders copying the files to a disk but none works..
Then, what steps shall i do to complete my request?

Thanks
 
Old 10-23-2007, 11:19 AM   #7
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You might be better off reinstalling Debian, and installing Grub to the MBR when it gets to that stage.
 
  


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