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Old 01-02-2001, 06:48 PM   #1
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I would say that I'm a Newbie, but not sure if I'm even that far along yet.
So I just have one easy question. I want to install another 10gig hd for just Linux and keep my other one as secondary drive for Windows95. Is this a good way to do this?
Will I have a problem booting Windows?

Robert
 
Old 01-02-2001, 08:51 PM   #2
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That is how mine is set up....
However...as a result of lack of knowledge (newbieism), the only way that I can choose which OS 2 boot 2, is by manipulating my BIOS upon Start-up. I know that there HAS 2 B a Better way, I just don't know what it is (yet).
It does work, and it was a BREEZE 2 set up!
 
Old 01-02-2001, 10:00 PM   #3
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Two HD's

Thanks for your help. I don't know anything about the BIOS so I guess I need to get some answers on that before I go further.
 
Old 01-02-2001, 10:14 PM   #4
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OK, now I really learned this stuff by trial and error, so my terminology and techniques will probably take a serious beating after this posting....

To access BIOS shutdown your computer....turn it back on while holding down the DEL key.

Go to ADVANCED options :

here is my set-up

quickboot: enabled
1stBootDevice:CDROM
2ndBootDevice:Floppy
3rdBootDevice:HDD1

(HDD1 is my Linux drive: I have it physically installed on IDE#1)

This set-up will 1st try the CDROM to Boot, then the Floppy (which will have my LINUX boot disk)

now if U want 2 boot Windows....U must go back into BIOS and change '1stBootDevice:CDROM' to '1stBootDevice:HDD2'
and it will automatically go to your Windows Hard Drive.

MAKE SURE YOUR WINDOWS HARDDRIVE IS HDD2

you can make sure it is by execting 'Detect IDE' from your main BIOS window.


.....and this folks, is how I do it.

I have thick skin, and am prepared 4 my bashing!!!!

This does work, however.

Hope this helps U!!!!!!
 
Old 01-02-2001, 11:41 PM   #5
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Sorry to tell you, but unless I am missing something you are making things much more difficult then they need to be. If you want to dual boot why not just write LILO to the MBR and boot both Linux and windows from there?
 
Old 01-03-2001, 10:21 AM   #6
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From what I can see, you can follow the Bios route of having the Linux HD as the first boot device, but to access windows just use LILO (LInux LOader) to be able to boot the win95 OS, instead of going into the BIOS all the time . You had better make sure that you look into the file /etc/lilo.conf first, and make sure you know what is going on and that the way it is setup will allow you to load both OS but then all you have to do is issue the command lilo as root then your away.

If you are not sure how to use Lilo, have a look at the Howto at:
http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/LILO.html

It is very good document and one which should provide plenty of useful info.
 
Old 01-03-2001, 04:35 PM   #7
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Thanx ya'll.....that does sound FAR MORE reasonable and easier...I'll be giving it a try 2nite!

thanx again!
 
  


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