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Hi everyone. I am sort of ok with Linux and also with Windows.
I need help regarding booting options for my system which has Windows XP and RedHat Linux.
I had searched enough about this on the Net but couldn't get exact information. Please help me.
I have a WindowsXP OS running on my system which has two hard drives.
Then I installed RedHat Linux on the other Harddrive.
The problem is that I am not able to see the booting options for my Linux. I need to access it using my Boot Floppy. Is there anything that I need to configure which would give me option to boot to linux without having to use my Boot Floppy.
Do I need to modify anything in the Boot.ini file in Windows which would make me access the Linux side.
I used LILO while installing RedHat but didn't choose the booting options to boot it from Linux as the first 1024 part of the system is occupied by Windows. I donno much about it.
Please help me. I had been facing this problem no matter how many times I installed the Linux machine.
I have RedHat Linux 8 installed and not RedHat Linux 9. I didn't get what you all were saying about the 40 Gig Harddrives.
Regarding the instructions that you all have given for chaning the Lilo.conf and running it, Is that all that I need to do. Will that fix my MBR and make me able to boot to Linux and Windows.
What will take care of the booting. Is it Windows or Linux. I am just trying to be cautious and know more before I make any changes. Please help me.
I am amazed at the speed that you guys have replied with exact information. Thankyou so much. I will wait for your reply and then make the changes that you guys suggested.
Thankyou for all the help. I could see that I have
lilo.conf.anaconda on my system. Now what should I do exactly
boot = boot=/dev/hda3 on that file.
Do I have to rename it to lilo.conf file and then make
boot=/dev/hda in there.
I logged in as root so will that be any different as typing
su - and giving the password. As far as I know I should have full privileges for using liloconfig command if I am logged in as root. Suppose I logged in as a user and then given su -
will I be able to do the liloconfig.
I am not able to run the changed file. What should I use.
the things that I did are
I made a backup of my lilo.conf.anaconda file and
renamed the lilo.conf.anaconda file as lilo.conf in the /etc directory. After that if I am trying to do sbin/lilo it is not running.
What option should I use.
I am really glad that people here are replying to their best of knowledge. I am sure that I will be able to fix this problem now and will be able to help others too.
Thanks everyone and will look for your expert advise in this current situation of mine.