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Old 08-27-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
Brother Michael
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Linux doesn't boot, only XP!


GAH! Why is it that RedHat 9 WONT BOOT! I have a boot disk and and I have it installed. All that happens is that Windows XP loads, even with the Boot disk in the drive!


rant This is starting to get monatanious. I want to learn Linux, but I seem to be having problem after problem just getting it do basic functions, like actually booting on its own! /rant

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Old 08-27-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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did you create the boot disk with the image from redhat.com or during the red hat installation?
did you have a boot loader installed? if yes and you're using different hdds for each OS, try changing the boot hdd in your bios
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:50 PM   #3
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If you made it so Redhat will boot from a floppy disk, you'll need to specify in your BIOS to have your floppy the first boot device..

Don't go blaming Linux yet.. as its most likely not a Linux problem yet....
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:50 PM   #4
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All that happens is that Windows XP loads, even with the Boot disk in the drive!

In your BIOS, make sure that the floppy drive is the first boot device.

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Edit:
Same idea at the same time.

Last edited by Mathieu; 08-27-2003 at 02:51 PM.
 
  


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