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Old 12-01-2001, 01:00 AM   #1
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general question


I'm brand new to linux. Tonight I've had a few different problems. The first being I installed linux before windows and couldn't get into linux. Then, I got pissed and reinstalled linux. I chose to use grub, rather than lilo. Now, as you may guess, I can't boot into windows. Anyone know a quick, painless way to edit whatever file it is I need to edit so I can dual boot? Or, better yet feel like ICQ'ing of AIM'ing me and walking me through it?
 
Old 12-01-2001, 02:27 AM   #2
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You need to edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Add the following lines:

title Windows
rootnoverify=(hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


The (hd0,0) refers to the partition /dev/hda1. That's probably where windows is installed. Go here and see my menu.lst file.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 02:34 AM   #3
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got ICQ?

Got icq? i'm 102771665

I think winders is on hda2. is that rootnoverify=(hd0,1)?

[edit again] I'm running redhat 7.2, btw

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Old 12-01-2001, 02:36 AM   #4
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No. Sorry.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 02:39 AM   #5
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If you're not sure, run the command fdisk -l /dev/hda and see where your vfat partitions are.

You're correct. hd0,1 is hda2.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 02:59 AM   #6
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Thanks

That worked like a champ. Thank you. Want to hear my next issue?
 
Old 12-01-2001, 03:04 AM   #7
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You're welcome.

Another problem? Start another thread so that everyone can join in.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 03:11 AM   #8
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well....

I don't want to spread my newbiness everywhere. I'll keep it to this thread, if at all possible. Anyway, I've got two ntfs drives i want access to in linux. Someone mentioned something about having to download the rpm and then end up re-compiling my kernel. As you may have also guessed, I've never done either. Never downloaded and installed an rpm and certainly never compiled a kernel. Any suggestions on what I want to do?
 
Old 12-01-2001, 03:49 AM   #9
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I know nothing about mounting ntfs file systems. So, I searched red hat's site and found out that you have to recompile the kernel with ntfs support turned on. This is the page that I read it.

This is another page that I got from red hat's site that might interest you.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 04:10 AM   #10
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Thanks again

I gotta crash though. I'll look into this shit tomorrow. I know where all my free time will be spent now......learng this shit.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 09:26 PM   #11
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You're welcome and good luck.
 
  


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