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Sorry, the formatting might not be the best because I had to copy the info to emacs, save to disk then open using notepad.
[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3648 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility
/dev/hda2 * 11 2969 23768167+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 5 10 48195 6 FAT16
/dev/hda4 2970 3648 5454067+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2970 2982 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 2983 3588 4867663+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 3589 3648 481918+ 82 Linux swap
Partition table entries are not in disk order
[root@localhost root]# /boot/grub/grub.conf
bash: /boot/grub/grub.conf: Permission denied
[root@localhost root]# /boot/grub/device.map
bash: /boot/grub/device.map: Permission denied
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,4)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdb=ide-scsi
# this device map was generated by anaconda
Not exactly, I have to place the BootMagic rescue disk in (because I, stupidly, don't have an XP rescue disk) which negates the grub-install command and re-enables BootMagic which allows me to restart again and choose windows.
I read somewhere that Grub was the default boot loader for Linux. Grub would not work in a dual boot environment. I have Linux RH 8 and I was using LiLo, but when I reformated and re-installed Win XP Pro, it did something to LiLo. So now I boot from a disk, which I have also heard a lot of people recommend. I hope this helps, as I'am also a n00b at this. MasterC is one of the mods and has helped me a lot with Linux and such, you can always drop him a line.
/boot/grub/grub.conf is a file (including the full path).
To view the contents of the file, type:
Grub would not work in a dual boot environment. ... So now I boot from a disk, which I have also heard a lot of people recommend.
Someone is lying to you.
If you re-install windows on a PC with Linux, windows will overwrite the MBR (which is where all bootloader including Grub and Lilo are installed) with its own bootloader.
To install Lilo in the MBR, type: