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Old 08-17-2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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Dual booting question


Well I think I'm gonna install Whax and I wanna know if this code is right for Dual booting with Windows and Linux

When you install linux goto its terminal or shell

then type in cd /etc/
then nano lilo.conf
it will open a the file in like notepad but in shell

This is what it'll say
---------------------------------
boot = /dev/hda
prompt
timeout = 60
bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
change-rules
reset
vga = normal
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = current
label = WhaX
read-write
--------------------------


Now Just add this at end of code
--------------------------------
other = /dev/hda1
label = winXP
table = /dev/hda
--------------------------------
Now press ctrl x
and it will ask to confirm u press y
after it saves type in lilo it will say that it found ur windows and linux
then u can restart and when your comp boots it will ask if u want to go to windows or linux

I tried posting on another board (I should've came here first lol) So I was wondering...is this right?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 11:36 PM   #2
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Well I think I'm gonna install Whax
"Whax".........pardon me but i don't know what it is. Is it some distrubuiton???
Whatever it is
First install windows and then install linux.
install the bootloader of linux in MBR
Then you won't have to edit any file.

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Old 08-18-2005, 12:16 AM   #3
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Lol I rather edit the code does anyone know if this is right? Sorry I did consider your solution but it's a little harder than the way I spent time to learn. And I'm still not sure if my way works I just wanna make sure it does before I try it.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 12:21 AM   #4
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it is quite easy with windows first then linux other then linux and then windows since the bootloader for windows does not allow linux and the bootloader of linux allows windows and other OS
 
Old 08-18-2005, 12:24 AM   #5
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hello buddy,
The way i told you is not at all the "harder way" if you know how to install windows and linux.
Even a kid can install windows........
During the installaion of linux ( i've experience of slackware and Redhat only) it will ask you that where would you like to install your bootloader.
In MBR or some where else.???
Just opt of MBR. That's it.

Hope this will help you.
Regards
 
Old 08-18-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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Ummm so if I activate Linux's partition Linux wont be the 1st to boot? Check this screen out for more info..

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3448/linux4su.png

Last edited by blackjack90; 08-18-2005 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 09:54 AM   #7
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hi there,
open /etc/grub.conf

Code:
default=1
adjust this value as 0 or 1 for chaning the booting priority

regards
 
Old 08-18-2005, 10:52 AM   #8
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Ummm ok lol I think I'll wait until I get a computer I really dont need to use to try and test this out.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 12:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by ruudra
"Whax".........pardon me but i don't know what it is. Is it some distrubuiton???
Whatever it is
First install windows and then install linux.
install the bootloader of linux in MBR
Then you won't have to edit any file.

regards
I have tried this already, BTW Whax is a version of Knoppix, this version is also known as Whoppix. Its designed for network \ wireless security. well breaking teh security anyway >
The Lilo boot loader doesnt see windows, and I coulnt install GRUB because it had problems :s
Im going to try this all again tonight, I may even try your lilo.conf aswell and see if that works.

I think whax uses Linuz? which is a compact version?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 12:39 PM   #10
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Originally posted by blackjack90
Ummm ok lol I think I'll wait until I get a computer I really dont need to use to try and test this out.
Definitely a good idea. There's no good reason to let your first encounter with Linux being "worry that you just irrevocably hosed something." You have enough things to think about without fretting that you just lost access to Linux and Windows and suddenly can't get either one of them back. Slightly-used computers are so cheap that you can painlessly avoid the entire issue, and thus you should.
 
  


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