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Old 11-01-2002, 04:54 AM   #1
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Question rh 7.3 dual boot with winxp


just installed rh7.3 in hde1
and enter linux rescue and did this
"dd if=/dev/hde1 bs=512 count=1 of=linux_bs.bin"

then place the linux_bs.bin in my D: dir.
and edit my boot loader
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
d:\linux_bs.bin="Red Hat Linux"

but i can't load rh7.3
got this error msg "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
please reinstall a copy of the above file"

anyone pls help.......
 
Old 11-01-2002, 07:11 AM   #2
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is the dll on your system in the system32 folder?

I would use lilo on the MBR. Just a suggestion.
 
Old 11-01-2002, 09:59 AM   #3
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is the dll on your system in the system32 folder?

I would use lilo on the MBR. Just a suggestion.

the error happened when i choose the linux option.
no error when loading winxp.
 
Old 11-02-2002, 07:42 PM   #4
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I'm with Dave here--I used grub instead of Lilo in the MBR. But remember to give Windows XP a title like "Windows XP" during the grub setup in RH install. Mine boots Windows XP and RH7.3 perfectly.

Michael
 
Old 11-07-2002, 02:51 PM   #5
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I'm a real newbie and and am kinda having the same problem. I am trying to install RH 7.3 and XP to dual boot. I have XP installed on one HD and I installed RH 7.3 on a seperate HD. I installed LILO on the /boot partion of my linux drive but when I restart, XP starts up and nothing else. My questions is if I install the LILO to the MBR do you think I would have any problems booting XP, or is there a better way to dual boot?

Thanks in advance.

Tim-
 
Old 11-07-2002, 06:41 PM   #6
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no problems at all.

XP boot from /dev/hda1

/etc/lilo.conf for windows and Linux, change the linux device as needed

boot=/dev/hda
prompt
timeout=150
lba32
compact
menu-title="linux"
image=/vmlinuz
label=linux
root=/dev/hdb1
read-only
vga=791
other=/dev/hda1
label=Windows
table=/dev/hda
 
Old 11-07-2002, 08:44 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'll give it a shot tonight and see how it goes.

Tim-
 
Old 11-07-2002, 10:16 PM   #8
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one thing about redhat, the image is /boot/vmlinuz not /vmlinuz
 
Old 11-09-2002, 10:35 PM   #9
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David, Thanks

I got LILO working, XP loads fine but when I try and boot RH it stops in the middle of loading. The last thing it loads before it stops is
Initilizing USB Controller (ehci-hcd) [ OK ]

After that it's just dead and I have to reboot.

Any help or ideas would be great.

Tim-
 
Old 11-10-2002, 04:52 AM   #10
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does it boot with your boot disk?
 
Old 11-10-2002, 02:01 PM   #11
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No, it still hangs in the same place.

Tim-
 
Old 11-10-2002, 04:30 PM   #12
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hit tab on the lilo prompt you may need to hit ctrl+x first to exit menu screen if it's setup that way.


then type

linux single

and enter

then you can probably boot into the system and try to see what's wrong by running init 3 and check the logs and console for errors
 
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When I typed in "linux single" (is that what i was supposed to type?) I got an error message of some sort. Then hit tab and typed in the name for my linux boot and it still froze at the same place.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 02:25 AM   #14
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substitute the label of linux for "linux"

linux-2.4 single


whatever the list shows when you hit tab
 
Old 11-13-2002, 01:31 PM   #15
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I tried booting that way and it still locked up at the same place.

Should I try and reinstall?

I installed from the same cd's to a seperate box and it worked fine.

Tim-
 
  


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