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Old 04-02-2004, 09:30 AM   #1
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dual boot, W2k NTFS/Red Hat


My W2K ( NTFS) is not able to read bootsect.lnx from the floppy. Is there a way where W2K NTFS can read linux file??
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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make a dos formatted floppy and copy the file to that floppy in linux, then boot windows and copy the file to the ntfs partition.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 12:57 PM   #3
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Thats what i am doing. Linux shows bootsect.lnx is in floppy, but when i try to copy it in windows ( NTFS), windows shows floppy is EMPTY.

W2k is not reading the bootsect.lnx from FLOPPY
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:14 PM   #4
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How exactly are you going about this? Did you format in Linux? How did you copy?
If you still have problems, there are programs that let you view Linux filesystems in Windows (look at explore2fs).
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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dd if=<location of Linux boot sector> of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1

the same is workin fine when I dual boot my other box( XP ... FAT 32), but not with NTFS... I can see the file exists in LINUX but windows shows no file
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:24 PM   #6
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'/' is the root directory. Did you copy the file to floppy? If not, you will need to copy the file from there to the floppy. First mount the floppy, and then copy (I assume the floppy will be mounted to the /mnt/floppy directory):
mount /dev/fd0
cp /bootsect.lnx /mnt/floppy

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Old 04-02-2004, 01:27 PM   #7
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oh sorry i skipped that part. YES i did copy it to the floppy.

Linux reads that the file is in floppy, but wnidows is not able to
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:34 PM   #8
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Did you mount the floppy drive before copying?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:32 PM   #9
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yes i mount the floppy

mount /mnt/ls120.0 ( tats what my floppy drive is )

then cp /bootsect.lnx /mnt/ls120.0

then umount /mnt/ls120.0

reboot in windows

copy the bootsect.lnc to C:\
edit boot.ini

C:\BOOTSECT.LNS="redhat"

reboot the system .. able to see both option ( windows/linux) BUT when i select linux .. screen goes black .. with cursor bliking at the left most conner of the screen

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Old 04-02-2004, 04:06 PM   #10
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help wanted asap
 
Old 04-02-2004, 05:09 PM   #11
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well, it looks like you have a different problem now thenwhat you were talking about.

if lilo or grub isn't set up right, the bootsect.lnx will not boot.

how are you currently booting into your linux?

post your fdisk -l and your bootloader config
 
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Make sure you copied the bootsect.lnx from the right place.
 
  


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