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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by digital_dreams; 09-29-2002 at 05:18 PM.
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?