Hi, I'm new to linux and to this forum..
I've just installed RedHat 8, I'm dual booting it with windows xp.
During installation I choose not to install a boot loader, but I made a boot disk.
I tried to make the NTLoader load linux by doing the following:
- copying the linux boot sector to a floppy:
- dd if=/dev/hda2 bs=512 count=1 of=linux_bs.bin
- mcopy linux_bs.bin a:
Copied the linux_bs.bin to the NT directory..
I then added the following line to boot.ini (xp system)
- c:\linux_bs.bin="Red Hat Linux"
and made linux_bs.bin Read Only.
When I rebooted and choose Red hat from the nt loader, it did'nt work. I dont know why, but I assume its because I never installed a linux boot loader at all.
So now I need help on how to install Grub to /boot. I you guys think/know that that wont solve the problem, please give me some other suggestions to my dilemma
/dev/hda2 --> /boot
/hda3 --> /
/hda1 --> NTFS (XP)
/dev/hda4 --> Extended
/hda 5 --> SWAP