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Old 05-05-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Win2k RH8/9 Dual Boot


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Old 05-05-2003, 11:17 PM   #2
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It shouldn't matter what drive you put win2K or linux on. As far as a boot loader, I use GRUB to boot win2K and RedHat 8.0, although Lilo has been bullet-proof for many years.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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here's what I did

For Dual Booting:\

First I set up Win2K on the primary master. After setting up win2K, I then installed Linux on the unused drive and wrote LILO to the MBR. Be sure that when you format the linux drive you use cfdisk hdb not cfdisk hda (the windows partition).
format this partition and make two sectors: Linux and Linux swap. Make the Linux swap smaller (I usually guestimate it at about 1/8th the size of the drive). After setting this up install Linux to the Linux partition. You should be all set. Plug and Chug. SIXPACK
 
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:16 PM   #5
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:29 PM   #6
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Just stick the install CD in and it should give you a bunch of options as to where you can install/setup Linux.

Good Luck
 
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:01 PM   #8
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Make sure you select the expert mode wihen installing. That way you select the drive and how it is partitioned. It takes more effort but it will prevent you from overwriting windows.

A swap partition is the same thing as a swap file in windows. Another name for it is virtual memory. It is the process of exchanging data and applications between RAM and the hard drive when all of the RAM is being used. Memory management is much more efficeint in linux than windows. And using a partition is faster than a file.

The size of the swap partition rule of thumb is 2x your RAM. For everyday desktop PC's if you have lots of RAM like >=512 then 512mb is good enough.

If you want to partition the slave drive on the 1st IDE controller then it would be cfdisk /dev/hdb. Of course assuming windows is on the master which is /dev/hda.

IDE devices are identified as such:
1st IDE controller master - /dev/hda
1st IDE controller slave - /dev/hdb
2nd IDE controller master - /dev/hdc
2nd IDE controller slave - /dev/hdd
And so on ...

If your W2K is NTFS then you might want to consider creating a FAT32 partition so you can exchange data between the OS's. Cause you don't want linux to write to NTFS and windows can't read/write to linux partitions. You can add read support for NTFS after you install if desired.
 
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Old 05-08-2003, 03:32 PM   #10
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is booting Redhat Linux 9 from floppy bootdisk obselete?

I have installed Win2k and Linux with Grub boot loader, however, I want to get rid of Grub and use floppy to boot up my linux partition instead. Can anyone tell me how to do so? I thought I can do the same thing in 9 (as 8 does the job) by creating boot disks. But it wan't. Please tell me how to do it.

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Originally posted by michaelk
Make sure you select the expert mode wihen installing. That way you select the drive and how it is partitioned. It takes more effort but it will prevent you from overwriting windows.

A swap partition is the same thing as a swap file in windows. Another name for it is virtual memory. It is the process of exchanging data and applications between RAM and the hard drive when all of the RAM is being used. Memory management is much more efficeint in linux than windows. And using a partition is faster than a file.

The size of the swap partition rule of thumb is 2x your RAM. For everyday desktop PC's if you have lots of RAM like >=512 then 512mb is good enough.

If you want to partition the slave drive on the 1st IDE controller then it would be cfdisk /dev/hdb. Of course assuming windows is on the master which is /dev/hda.

IDE devices are identified as such:
1st IDE controller master - /dev/hda
1st IDE controller slave - /dev/hdb
2nd IDE controller master - /dev/hdc
2nd IDE controller slave - /dev/hdd
And so on ...

If your W2K is NTFS then you might want to consider creating a FAT32 partition so you can exchange data between the OS's. Cause you don't want linux to write to NTFS and windows can't read/write to linux partitions. You can add read support for NTFS after you install if desired.
 
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I guess they call it custom installation now:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ide/index.html

vimtaa:
Don know but:
The command mkbootdisk will create a boot floppy disk.
See man pages for mkbootdisk.

To remove grub from MBR you will need to boot from W2K boot CD and run the command fixmbr or use a Win98 boot disk use the command fdisk /mbr.
 
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Old 05-08-2003, 05:49 PM   #13
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Thanks Michaelk,

I will try that later.

One more question for you, looks like Redhat 9 doesn't give any other options except Grub boot loader, or am I missing something?

Thanks
 
  


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