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Old 03-19-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Understanding Linux goodies - II


I have windows 98SE and Redhat installed on seperate harddrives, having Grub to select operating systems.

Is there a way that I can install winXP and have a triple boot system ?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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Make sure you have a way to boot RH (bootdisk or similar)
Install XP (it will erase Grub)
Boot RH with disk
Reinstall Grub ('grub-install [your main hd]')

The 'win98' option you had in grub will go to the XP bootmenu. If you want to load all directly from Grub, turn the XP bootmenu off, and chainload 98 the same way XP does: from the copy of the old 98 bootloader called C:\bootsect.dos .
 
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How do I create a REDhat 9 boot disk ?. Is there a way like windows does ?
 
Old 03-20-2004, 05:21 AM   #4
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realized that I asked a stupid question.
I have a boot disk for redHAT 9.
How do I install GRUB, as windows XP will rewrite the boot menu.
 
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:12 PM   #6
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I have no idea about grub since I've never used it, but the way you'd do it with lilo would be to boot to linux with your boot disk and rerun lilo to rewrite lilo to the mbr, so I assume there's something similar in grub.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:22 AM   #7
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grub or lilo, ok for me as a novice. but you have to tell me how do I install LILO.
thank you
 
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:15 AM   #10
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a quick and easy way is to boot an RH install after you've finished installing XP. choose to upgrade your install in RH, don't choose any new packages, and just do the grub bit again. the install should automatically detect your OS. you'll have grub back when you're done. otherwise, just grab grub (lol) from the net and reinstall
 
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how do I upgrade? when I launch up 2 date it comes up with the message that I have all the updates.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 10:55 AM   #12
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what i mean is, boot into the RH9 installation.
i guess you may have the installation CDs. put the first one in and boot/reboot the computer. if you've set the bios to boot from CD first (boot sequence), then the install will start.
here, where you get the choices of desktop, server, workstation, custom or to upgrade an existing installation, choose upgrade.
make sure it isn't messing around with partitions.
don't choose to install any of the packages because otherwise you will lose any new packages from up2date
when you come to the boot loader section, go along as normal: select the default OS that you want- this will be preselected when grub loads on boot. then make sure all your OSs are on the list. install grub on the mbr.
when you finish, you should have your choices back!
 
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I did a hard drive installaion. But will try and let you know. Thanks.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:43 AM   #14
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do you have the iso's? if yes then you're in luck
and if you have the boot.img then you can make your linux setup floppy and use it to get into the installation
 
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All you need to do is make sure you can boot the RH on your hd with the boot disk, then, after installing XP, boot RH with the boot disk
and run (for first hard disk):
grub-install /dev/hda

Very easy way to make a simple backup of any old bootloaders:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
This will copy your mbr to a floppy, and it will boot just like your hd. Do not copy from floppy to mbr.

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