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Old 01-22-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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How to start without the startup disk


I've got this old linux box with RH6 and it only starts with the start up disk.
What can I do to be able to start the system without using the start up disk?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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Has it got lilo or grub installed?
Try
which lilo
and
which grub
on the command-line as root.


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Old 01-22-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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Grub
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:43 PM   #4
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What shall I do after the Which grub?
Because I'm not online in linux but in WIN. I cannot manage to configure my internet connection in linux. I cannot get my modem to work. So you see, I need to get all the info I can get without being back and fro, booting on linux and booting on WIN time and time again and again.
Thanks for the help.
 
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I'm not familiar with grub ... what you'll need
to do is to build a /etc/grub.conf that tells
grub to install itself in the MBR of your HDD...
That way you won't need the boot-disk anymore.


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Old 01-22-2004, 10:01 PM   #6
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OK, I see what you mean.
 
  


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