2 HardDisks, 1st RedHat, 2nd Win98/effect on mbr ??
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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.
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.
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.
Well, I'll put my two cents in, too! You have two options:
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.
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.