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Old 07-09-2003, 10:56 AM   #1
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Install Problem


Hi,

I have purchased RH9 and try to install it on the second HD.(XP is on the first HD).But I can not boot from the first RH install. CD. Well I have set boot sequence to CD-Rom as first in BIOS.

What can it be?

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:20 PM   #2
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Could you give us more details? Is there any message? Can you see RedHat start screen?

Try to test the cd wih another machine. It may be just broken.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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You won't be able to boot the first cd unless either you create a boot disk in rawwrite.Or you can disable your HD with XP in bios then it should boot. I would disable the HD in your case.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:42 AM   #4
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Thank you guys,
really appreciate.

But still the question: If I disable the first HD with XP is it possible to set bootloader(GRUB) to MBR during the installion? It must be on the first HD,right?

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Old 07-10-2003, 10:36 AM   #5
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I have the same question as igor8 asked. Really, logically speaking, bootloader should be installed in MBR in the first HD. Does it matter if I use the 2nd HD for Linux? or I have to install Linux in the first HD?

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Old 07-10-2003, 11:55 AM   #6
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Just remember when dealing with windows. Windows must always be the primary. Weather its on the first partition or on the first hardrive. Windows does not like to be second best. As far as the bootloader. I would always overwrite the MBR of the windows partition/drive. why? because the windows bootloader sucks. And grub is so much more easier than dealing with the windows boot.ini file. So in both your cases, Have windows on HD1 and Linux on HD2 with the bootloader in the MBR of HD1. And to do yourself a big favor make a boot disk for your windows just in case.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:01 PM   #7
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Captain storm in your case i would use rawwritewin in windows to make a cdrom boot floppy for install. Just look on disk 1 for a dosutils folder and it should be in there. have a formattted floppy ready. and browse the images folder for cdrom.img thats it.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:04 PM   #8
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Sorry for the triple post but the above post is for igor8 not captainstorm. I didn't get my coffee yet this morning.
 
  


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