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Old 09-28-2002, 06:12 PM   #1
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Dual Boot Help...


I just installed redhat 7.3, and want to dualboot it with win2k. I set it to write to the first boot sector or whatever(not the mbr) and set windows as the default os. However, when i boot my computer, it just goes directly to windows, without asking whether or not to boot into linux. The only way i can get into linux, is to use a boot disk. Is there any way around this, or to make a boot menu type thing? (I'm totally new to this)
 
Old 09-28-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
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yes, install it into the mbr, that's the point...
 
Old 09-28-2002, 07:35 PM   #3
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I re-installed it to the mbr, and it does the same thing, I still need to boot from a floppy. This is red hat 7.3 if that has anything to do with it
 
Old 09-28-2002, 07:38 PM   #4
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the distro won't be relevant. what are you installing on the mbr? i'd suggest using lilo, if you had changed it to anything else. and this is the MBR on the sprimary master drive yes? not on a secondary drive or anything i presume.
 
Old 09-28-2002, 07:48 PM   #5
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Yeah, its on the primary drive, and yes, i did set it to lilo.
 
Old 09-29-2002, 02:18 AM   #6
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Can you pls post your lilo configuration file? It is located at
/etc/lilo.conf.

Pls also post the map of your hard drive. [You can do it using
fdisk /dev/hda, and then selecting 'p' as an option].

This way, we can see what the harddrive map looks like, and wil
be able to help you.
 
Old 09-29-2002, 05:52 AM   #7
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I have the same issue, its driving me mad, i have tried the 4 different configs of lilo/grub in and out of mbr. someone has to help, its driving me up the wall. situation is same as above, except i use winbloze xp, so no real difference.
 
Old 09-29-2002, 02:59 PM   #8
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I am having the same sort of problem with a dualboot for windows2000 and redhat 7.3.

Could someone please post his or her /etc/grub.conf
 
Old 09-29-2002, 03:30 PM   #9
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With regard to grub, if you're not getting a grub prompt when you boot, the contents of grub.conf are not relevant. The important question at this stage is the use of "grub-install". On a default redhat install, something like "grub-install /dev/hda1" should work, or perhaps generate a helpful error message if it doesn't.
 
Old 09-29-2002, 03:39 PM   #10
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I see the grub bootloader at startup. It just doesnt display windows2000 to boot.
 
Old 09-29-2002, 05:14 PM   #11
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with my issue, as soon as i restart from linux installation, windows starts to load as normal, as if there is no redhat installation at all. I have removed the redhat partition for now so thet i can continue using mandrake dual boot, so i am unable to show you the contents of my lilo.conf or grub.conf. Mandrake dual boot works fine, with the same partition setup as i was trying to use for redhat.

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Old 09-30-2002, 08:36 AM   #12
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digital: Is your lilo installed on the MBR of the primary overriding the winxp bootloader?

I'm having problems that I installed RH and installed lilo to the first sector of the partition but I can't even boot with the boot disk. Would it hurt my windows to install lilo to the MBR and overwrite the ntbootloader?
 
Old 09-30-2002, 10:45 AM   #13
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pk21:

default=0
timeout=3
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Stock 2.4.19
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.19 root/dev/hda3 hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.19.img
title win98
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 09-30-2002, 12:57 PM   #14
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Thanks!!!

I will try that later this week. Cause i made a bet that i can easily have 10 days uptime with my system. And it looks like i am gonna win a lot of beer
 
Old 09-30-2002, 03:38 PM   #15
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Maybe call them or look at their sites. Other Linux sites might help, go to http://www.google.com/linux & search for info.

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