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Old 08-12-2002, 11:49 PM   #1
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Win2k and RH 7.1


I decided i wanted linux on a dual boot on my Duron 900. So i got partition magic and resized my 10gig NTFS partition to 6gig leaveing the rest for linux. so i then went and installed linux and it did not want to add Win2k to LILO so I decided i would not install lilo and just use the boot disk. It installed fine and ran well. Then I rebooted into win2k and got new hardware found "generic volume" so i go through and install this whatever it is and the attempt to open my tv tuner software and i get "cannot open graph" so I attempt to log out and then i again and then i get a BSOD. So i then restore a ghost image and here I am. any suggestions as to what happened? how do i get linux to run with win2k? why did it not detect it and add it to LILO?

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 08-13-2002, 02:11 AM   #2
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WHile installing Linux, you get to a point where it asks for boot
loader configurations. I have seen that to be a little tricky.
You had followed proper procedures.
Once you install Linux (again), you can enter teh follwoing
at the end of lilo.conf

other=/dev/hda1
optional
label=Win2000


and from shell prompt execute "#lilo" or "#lilo -r /", and you
should be all set. Another threads in today's newbie section
essentially seeks to do the same as you do. You can closely
watch that thread too.
HTH
Ravi
 
Old 08-13-2002, 02:32 AM   #3
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So if I were to resize my win2k partition and install linux again I would not have win2k stabilitly problems and errors. I gather win2k does not like to have its partition size changed.
 
Old 08-13-2002, 02:35 AM   #4
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BTW: how do you recommend i divide my 10gig HDD for win2k and linux
 
Old 08-13-2002, 12:06 PM   #5
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divide it like this win2k : linux = 0 : 10 .....

i think you are dividing it right , 6:4 is a good ratio.....
 
Old 08-13-2002, 12:27 PM   #6
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If you plan to install full RH, it installs in about 1.7 GB. So you can
keep about 4GB for Linux.
I also suggest you use FAT32 for Win2k. That way you can access
the W2k partitions from Linux (in case if you have your mp3
music on w2k).

Last edited by concoran; 08-13-2002 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2002, 07:16 PM   #7
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too late win2k is NTFS. Can I mount NTFS?
 
Old 08-13-2002, 07:37 PM   #8
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Short as is YES with a maybe

Long answer is:
Hope your distro supports it by default, if not, rebuild the kernel (hey the latest and greatest was just released, why not?) to support it.
 
  


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