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Old 07-17-2003, 12:33 AM   #1
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Question RedHat 7 Install w/win2k help!


Hola,
I'm a super new newbie. First time installing at home.
So here's my embarrassing question:
I have Win2k on HDD 0
I have installed Red Hat 7.2 on HDD 1 (SCSI)
The install went smoothly, but it still boots straight to windows.
I can see the SCSI drive with Red Hat on it and the partitions. How do I access Linux. Or even better, how do I dual boot?
-jmral23
 
Old 07-17-2003, 12:54 AM   #2
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Just so you know. I have read the install guide. It said if I was installing on another HDD then all should be good.
I installed workstation btw.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 02:58 AM   #3
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SCSI HDD?
Have you installed the LILO to the MBR? (there is a senario poped up during the installation asking for this)

Have you created the floppy boot disk? If so, try to book from this floppy first.

Please verfity the above several things and post the result. Thanks
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:23 PM   #4
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SCSI hard drive. I did install lilo on the scsi drive. do I need to put it on the mbr of the windows drive? I f so can I do this without reinstalling?
I have no floppy drive...I could install one, but I'd rather not.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 02:32 PM   #5
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Hi JMRAL23

A few things to keep in mind

Install Windows first on your first hard drive
Install Red Hat second on your scsi drive

When installing Red Hat - install the bootloader (GRUB or LILO) to the MBR - the MBR is simply the Boot Sector on the first hard drive ie the drive on the primary master channel - This is important - at the very least you want to be able to boot into Linux , not Windows for starters - then - from Linux it will be easy enough to configure the bootloader in Linux to recognise Windows - youll have a succcesful dual boot then.

You might have to post your GRUB.conf or LILO.conf file later - but for now just install either GRUB or LILO to the MBR and get into Linux - you can work the rest from there.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 02:57 PM   #6
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Thank you Cpt. Storm and Skyline,
Im actually in my Linux class right now, but I will do as you have suggested the second I get home. It will probably be roughly after 11pm Europe time when I get home. I will post to let you know what happens.
-John
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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WHOO HOO!!!
Im up and running! Thank you very much!
I just had to install LiILO on the MBR.. DUH!!!
I shoulda seen that.
Out,
-Jmral23
 
  


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