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Old 08-16-2001, 03:30 AM   #1
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2 HardDisks, 1st RedHat, 2nd Win98/effect on mbr ??


Now I have a smooth installation of Red Hat [Server Class] on a 20 gb hard disk.

I want to install win98 on my old 4 gb hard disk [set up as a slave].

Now the question is, does each hard disk has its own mbr ?

If not, how do I dual boot like this.

Best Regards,
Ahsan A.
 
Old 08-16-2001, 07:18 AM   #2
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Windows won't install or work correctly unless it is on the master drive. And if you install windows 98 after Linux, it will rewrite the MBR and you will need to reconfigure Lilo if that is what you are using.
 
Old 08-16-2001, 07:30 AM   #3
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Win2k also ?

And if I install Win2k on the slave drive ??

I've been told that it won't have any problems being on a slave drive.

Is that true ?

And if not, is there any way I can change a Hard Disk into master/slave dynamically ?

Thanks,

A.A
 
Old 08-16-2001, 07:41 AM   #4
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I am unsure of win2k, and the only way to change the drives as master/slave is to open up your box and manually adjust your cabling and jumpers. Don't think they invented dynamically or software controlled yet if that is what you meant by that.
 
Old 08-16-2001, 07:57 AM   #5
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Damn; so my family wont be able to use Windows.

Speaking out of vein,

I get the following error when I attempt to install Glimmer [http://glimmer.sourceforge.net] rpm [latest version] on my Red Hat 7.1
machine [GNOME gui]:

Files needed:

libgconf-1.so.1
libgconf-gtk-1.so.1
libgnomeprint.so.15
libgnomeufs.so.0
liboaf.so.0

Do you know which [articular rpm package contains these files ?
 
Old 08-16-2001, 08:13 AM   #6
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Hi
I had win98 on the slave drive initially, booted by changing boot sequence, no probs at all. Deleted it now, bu I'm going to put it back so I can see if my cdrw is really dead, or I'm just not setting it up right.
Jim
 
Old 08-16-2001, 08:25 AM   #7
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Wink

Hey,

What does 'changing the boot sequence refer to' ?

From the BIOS ?
 
Old 08-16-2001, 08:44 AM   #8
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Indeed using bios. That way, the two OS's don't even have to know about each other. I think you should be able to do the same using a boot floppy.
Jim
 
Old 08-16-2001, 08:56 AM   #9
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Using a Boot Disk ? So I specify a default seeting for the slave in the BIOS, and the floppy boots up the master ??

How do I make such a floppy ?

Thanks !

Ahsan A.
 
Old 08-16-2001, 09:06 AM   #10
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Not sure entirely, I have a feeling that if you set the bios to boot slave (ie windoze) sequence being a d c , and pop in a linux boot floppy, it should find the linux partition OK.
Jim
 
Old 08-16-2001, 09:13 AM   #11
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You mentioned you had win98 on a slave; so you used to do the bios change manually ?

And is there any way to manipulate the bios from a
ms-dos batch file ?
 
Old 08-17-2001, 10:41 AM   #12
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Hi
I used to change boot sequence manually whenever I wanted to change OS. No idea about batch files or otherwise.
Jim
 
Old 08-17-2001, 11:00 PM   #13
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You might be able to get windows to work on the primary slave drive. Just install windows to the primary slave drive, then edit your lilo.conf file.

Add these lines to the end:

other=/dev/hdxy
label=win
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80


Replace the ' x ' and ' y ' with the proper partition information.
 
Old 08-17-2001, 11:15 PM   #14
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Here's what the Colonel did :-)

Well, I'll put my two cents in, too! You have two options:

1:

Disconnect all hard drives. Then, put in the Windows drive as /dev/hda. install Windows, then shutdown. Next, jump your linux drive as /dev/hdb. After you are done, I would recommend putting LILO on the MBR of hda. This will allow you to dual-boot using LILO.

2:

Just do all of step one, except for installing LILO. You can use a LILO bootdisk insted of installing it. That's a good option, too. Now, LILO should not interfere with Windows, and Windows will not interfere with Linux. You can make a bootdisk by (probably. In theory, you probably can. havent tried this way...) putting in the linux installation floppy, and getting LILO off the CD. Once you do this, copy it to a floppy. Then you should have a boot floppy. It would be easier, though, to just redo the installation.

Hope this helped!

*****Colonel Panic*****
 
  


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