Windows 2000 Pro came installed on 1st hard drive.
To make a dual booting system, I
reformatted 2nd hard disk as FAT32 (to get rid of
previous installation of RH 7.3) and installed RH
8.0 Pro on it (told automatic partition program
to remove all partitions on E
. All works well except that booting up Windows 2000
is very slow. Windows sees the 2nd disk (E
to be having trouble dealing with it. I can make
Windows 2000 boot up with normal speed if I disable
E: disk in Windows Device Manager, but this screwed
up my GRUB boot loader so now I can only boot Linux
from floppy (on disk, GRUB hangs on a screen which
has only text "GRUB " on it).
I would like a cleaner solution to the slow Windows
boot than constantly disabling and enabling E:.
Can someone tell me how to reformat E: so that
Windows correctly ignores it when I re-install
Also, what is the procedure for setting up GRUB without
using the RH installation program? And am I right
in not putting GRUB in MBR?