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Old 08-28-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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Installing Windows ME & Linux On A Single PC


Hello,

I am new to linux & moved From Windows. My PC Have Two Different HDD . In Which One Have Red Hat 9 Linux ( HDD1 In Bios ) & Other Have Windows ME (HDD0 In Bios. Both are Working Seprate. Now I Want That On Booting PC Will Give a Choice To Run ME or LINUX . Currently I am Using My Bios Feature To Switch Boot Priorty By Pressing F9 & Select From Which HDD System Boots.

Second one is - I installed WINE through RPM. but there was a problem then i removed the directory ~/.wine . now whenever i try to install it again it say that wine is already installed. but if i try to run by typing "wine" in console it says command not found. How to remove older so i can reinstall it.

is there is any registry tweak like windows ?

Another Problem is That My Windows HDD Is not Accessable With Linux & vice versa. Please Suggest Me What To Do .
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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Now I Want That On Booting PC Will Give a Choice To Run ME or LINUX . Currently I am Using My Bios Feature To Switch Boot Priorty By Pressing F9 & Select From Which HDD System Boots.

install a linux bootloader such as lilo or grub. this will give you the option to boot from either.


I installed WINE through RPM. but there was a problem then i removed the directory ~/.wine . now whenever i try to install it again it say that wine is already installed. but if i try to run by typing "wine" in console it says command not found. How to remove older so i can reinstall it.

Do this...

#rpm -qa|grep wine

that will tell u the package that is installed.

#rpm -e wine*

should delete the wine package. If not, pass the --nodeps option to the same line.

Another Problem is That My Windows HDD Is not Accessable With Linux & vice versa. Please Suggest Me What To Do .

linux can mount windows partitions....

i wrote a howto in this forum....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=223389

as far as windows mounting the linux partitions, I think there is a program called e2fs for ext2 filesystems but im not sure if it yet supports ext3 filesystems.

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Old 08-28-2004, 10:15 PM   #3
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Edit your Boot.ini file in Win ME with notepad, under the line;
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) \windows
insert this
default=multi(0) disk(1) rdisk(0) partition(1) \linux
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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Im not too familiar with any linux using Rpm's but you could try using lilo to boot between the two harddrives. The man and help pages are good and it probly will look something like this in /etc/lilo.conf

boot=/dev/hda
prompt
timeout=50
default=linux

image=/boot/kernel<yourkernel>
label=linux
read-only
root=/dev/ram0
initrd=/boot/initrd<whatever yours is>


other=/dev/hdb
label=windows

If you need to find out what kernel and initrd your using you can

ls /boot/kernel* /boot/initrd*

once done and saved dont forget to run /sbin/lilo
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:16 AM   #5
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Thanks For Your Quick Response . I Will Try it & Tell u !
 
Old 08-30-2004, 04:11 AM   #6
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Hi !
I tried both solutions by linux_terror for wine & bootloader. wine one is not working. when i try -e command that says not installed rpm. but when i use -ivh it says already installed . please solve this.

Kirtimaan
 
Old 08-30-2004, 04:07 PM   #7
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Ok ....

as for wine...

try rpm -e wine

without the wildcard *

if that doesnt work.....

pass the --replacefiles options to rpm and see what happens...
Code:
rpm -ihv --replacefiles wine-x.x.x.rpm
this "should" tell rpm to overwrite the current installation.

if that still doesn't work try ...

Code:
rpm -ihv --replacepkgs wine-x.x.x.rpm
this "should" tell rpm to replace the whole package...


and if that doesn't work try...

Code:
rpm -ihv --replacepkgs --replacefiles wine-x.x.x.rpm

as for the bootloader, what happened with that? Did it work out for ya?

linux_terror
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:45 PM   #8
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Bootloader is not working too . as i am unable to know that where to make change. i think that i ad GRUB on my linux partition. Please tell me in detail.

Windows Partition are now accessable under linux THANKS

for wine i will try & tell u.

Kirtimaan
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:49 PM   #9
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try edit /boot/grub/grub.conf(menu.lst) and add something like this:
Code:
title Winme
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
Make sure the bios is set to boot from the Linux drive
 
Old 09-01-2004, 10:04 AM   #10
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OK I WILL TRY

Hello

I will try editing bootloader & post the report. here i have another problem

under gnome or KDE , how can i empty recent documents list as it show last opened file name. please tell me a way to clear history too .

WINE is not working at all . as i have wine for RED HAT 8 , must i download new or not. current one errors : /tmp/.wine-root/server-x-x : no such file or directory.

Please Suggest Me


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Old 09-01-2004, 10:32 AM   #11
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Lightbulb Boot Loader is Working

Yes ! My Linux Bootloader Is Working. Thanks all of You .
 
  


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