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Old 10-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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NTFS and Grub (Dual Booting)


I am in need of a dual booted system where GNU/Linux will be sharing space with Windows2k *twitches*.

I would like to save myself SOME problems by using NTFS for the win2k partition. Can grub recognize this? I remember in the past (Redhat 6 days) I had to keep it all fat32.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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I am not sure about that but I believe it is enough to use the ROOTNOVERIFY and CHAINLOADER command.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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Grub can boot a system on an NTFS system but there is no stable NTFS write support for linux so you may want to create a fat32 partition if you want to move files between OSs.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:05 PM   #4
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GRUB doesnt have a problem dual booting a number of OS's one of which uses NTFS - its simply that at present Linux can't write to NTFS succesfully so it might be an idea to use a FAT32 partition to share data between your OS's.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:06 PM   #5
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Grub can boot a system on an NTFS system but there is no stable NTFS write support for linux so you may want to create a fat32 partition if you want to move files between OSs.
was a aware of that... but trying to ignore it hehe dumb windows.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:47 PM   #6
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I have had probs with GRUB, I would go with LILO. If you do this you need to install Windows on hda1 (or just install it on the first bit of hard drive you have and partition everything else off) NTFS is not a prob. After you install Windows, you need to install (I did redhat 9) linux and use LILO. Configure LILO to boot to MBR and choose lvm32 (seems like if your motherboard is older than 3 or 4 years this might not work). That should work, good luck!

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